The online safety bill is set to be submitted to parliament in December, with the House of Representatives leader Penny Mordaunt,confirmed.
The bill’s future has been in doubt since the resignation. Boris Johnson was forced to remove it from his business paper over the summerThe bill, which is now the fourth prime minister and seventh DCMS secretary since it was first proposed in an online harm white paper, is likely to pass this session of parliament.
Like Liz Truss before him, Rishi Sunak has taken a lukewarm stance in supporting the bill, publicly supporting the bill’s general purpose, although some in the Conservative Party have called it “harm”. It has expressed doubts about certain elements of the proposed law, which it sees as enacting a
The government has yet to confirm what changes will be made to the bill. Damian Collins, one of his main supporters of the current bill, stepped down as Minister for Technology and the Digital Economy in October and was succeeded by Paul Sculley.
Child safety groups welcomed its return.CEO Susie Hargreaves the internet The Watch Foundation, which coordinates action against online child abuse imagery, called the bill’s return a “relief.” We are watching and know that strong and decisive action will be needed if the UK is to achieve its goal of becoming the safest place in the world online.
“Now we need to see lawmakers unite for a common cause. Police, charities and big tech companies are all doing a staggering amount of work and need clear direction from government. would be a welcome boost.
“The Internet Watch Foundation stands ready to be part of a regulatory solution to the proliferation of online child sexual abuse. I am doing it.”
The NSPCC called for the bill to be passed “without further delay.” Spokesperson Hannah Rushen added that she is the senior online policy officer for child safety.
But other groups are calling for the bill to be repealed. The Open Rights Group says it is not fit for purpose and threatens the freedom of speech of British citizens. are under threat of constant surveillance.
“It would create a culture of routine censorship that claims to protect them while disproportionately removing content from vulnerable and disadvantaged minority communities. A complete rethink is needed.”
News of bill resubmission is breaking news on the day 70 organizations and experts Signed an open letter to Snak It has expressed concern that the bill could be an attack on cryptography.
“Encryption is essential to ensuring internet users are protected online, building economic security and ensuring national security through a business-oriented UK economy that can weather the cost of living crisis,” the letter said. said, the technology to be removed from the bill.