Progress

Current status
under deliberation
30 Jun 2022 processing consultation
20 Apr 2022 in consultation
17 Mar 2022 under deliberation
12 May 2021 under deliberation

Scope

Implementers
United Kingdom
Policy Area
Content moderation
Policy Instrument
Content moderation authority governance
Regulated Economic Activity
platform intermediary: user-generated content
Government Branch
legislature
executive
Government Body
parliament
central government
Implementation Level
national

Timeline of events

30 Jun 2022
processing consultation

Closed consultation on Online Safety Bill including new oversight powers for OfCom

On 30 June 2022, the UK Government closed its Online Safety Bill for public consultation. The Bill gives the Office of Communications (Ofcom) the authority to enforce the requirements in the bill. Ofcom can make further provisions for the regulation…

Source
Event type law
Action type consultation closed
Government branch legislature
Government body parliament
20 Apr 2022
in consultation

Opened consultation on Online Safety Bill including new oversight powers for OfCom

On 20 April 2022, the UK Government opened its Online Safety Bill for public consultation. The Bill gives the Office of Communications (Ofcom) the authority to enforce the requirements in the bill. Ofcom can make further provisions for the regulatio…

Source
Event type law
Action type consultation opened
Government branch legislature
Government body parliament
17 Mar 2022
under deliberation

Introduced Online Safety Bill including new oversight powers for OfCom

The Online Safety Bill, which would establish a comprehensive regulatory framework against harmful online content, is introduced in the House of Commons. The Bill gives the Office of Communications (Ofcom) the authority to enforce the requirements i…

Source
Event type law
Action type introduction
Government branch legislature
Government body parliament
12 May 2021
under deliberation

Published draft UK Online Safety Bill includes oversight mechanism

The UK Government issues its draft Online Safety Bill, which gives the Office of Communications the authority to enforce the requirements in the bill. OfCom can make further provisions for regulation and must issue codes of practice on the existing …

Source
Event type law
Action type drafting
Government branch executive
Government body central government