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The DPA Activity Tracker provides our latest information on developments in legislatures, judiciaries and the executive branches of G20, EU member states and Switzerland.

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in consultation

Ofcom Illegal Content Codes of Practice for user-to-user services

Latest event Date: 2024-02-23 outline consultation opened

Closed consultation on Ofcom Illegal Content Codes of Practice for user-to-user services

On 23 February 2024, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) closed the consultation on the illegal content Codes of Practice for user-generated content platforms under the Online Safety Bill. Platforms are divided into two groups, with a large service…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content
processing consultation

Ofcom Safety Enforcement Guidance under the Online Safety Act

Latest event Date: 2024-02-23 outline consultation closed

Closed consultation on the Online Safety Enforcement Guidance under the Online Safety Bill

On 23 February 2024, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) opened a consultation on the enforcement guidance under the Online Safety Act. This guidance outlines Ofcom's enforcement powers as defined in the Online Safety Act, covering obligations and …

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation authority governance
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content, search service provider
processing consultation

Ofcom Online Safety Guidance on Judgement for Illegal Content

Latest event Date: 2024-02-23 outline consultation closed

Closed consultation on Ofcom Online Safety Guidance on Judgement for Illegal Content

On 23 February 2024, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) opened a consultation on the Illegal Content Judgements Guidance under section 192 of the Online Safety Act. The proposal defines illegal content as "content that amounts to a relevant offenc…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content, search service provider
processing consultation

Ofcom guidance on content communicated "publicly" and "privately" under the Online Safety Act

Latest event Date: 2024-02-23 outline consultation closed

Closed consultation on Ofcom guidance on content communicated "publicly" and "privately" under the Online Safety Act

On 23 February 2024, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) closed the consultation on the guidance on record keeping and review under the Online Safety Act. Service providers will initially have to make their own assessment of whether content is comm…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content, search service provider
processing consultation

Ofcom Illegal Content Codes of Practice for search services

Latest event Date: 2024-02-23 outline consultation closed

Closed consultation on Ofcom Illegal Content Codes of Practice for search services

On 23 February 2024, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) opened a consultation on the illegal content Codes of Practice for search service providers under the Online Safety Act. Platforms are divided into two groups, with a large service being defi…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity search service provider
processing consultation

Ofcom Guidance on record keeping and review under the Online Safety Act

Latest event Date: 2024-02-23 outline consultation closed

Closed consultation on Ofcom guidance on record keeping and review

On 23 February 2024, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) closed the consultation on the guidance on record keeping and review under the Online Safety Act. The Act obliges user-generated content platforms and search service providers to keep records…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content, search service provider
processing consultation

Ofcom guidance on illegal content risk assessment under the Online Safety Act

Latest event Date: 2024-02-23 outline consultation closed

Closed consultation on Ofcom guidance on illegal content risk assessment under the Online Safety Act

On 23 February 2024, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) closed the public consultation on the service's illegal content risk assessment guidance under the Online Safety Act. The Act obliges user-generated content platforms and search service provi…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content, streaming service provider
processing consultation

Ofcom's proposals on protecting people from illegal harms online implementing the Online Safety Act

Latest event Date: 2024-02-23 outline consultation closed

Closed consultation on the new duties for user-generated content platforms and search service providers in relation to illegal content (Online Safety Act)

On 23 February 2024, the Office of Communications (Ofcom) closed consultation on its proposals for protecting people from illegal harms online, implementing the Online Safety Act, which outlines the new duties for user-generated content platforms an…

Implementer
United Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content, search service provider
adopted

UK-Australia Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Online Safety and Security

Latest event Date: 2024-02-20 declaration adoption

Signed UK-Australia Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Online Safety and Security

On 20 February 2024, the United Kingdom Department for Science, Innovation and Technology and the Australian Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development, Communications and the Arts signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enh…

Implementer
AustraliaUnited Kingdom
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity cross-cutting
in force

DCET investigations into illegal CSAM material available online

Latest event Date: 2024-02-20 investigation ruling

Published DIA findings following investigations into illegal CSAM material available online

On 20 February 2024, the Department of Internal Affairs of New Zealand (DIA) published the findings following the Digital Child Exploitation Team (DCET) investigations into illegal material available online, including child sexual abuse material (C…

Implementer
New Zealand
Policy area Content moderation
Policy or regulatory element Content moderation regulation
Economic activity platform intermediary: user-generated content, search service provider, messaging service provider
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