Internet Safety - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 3:00 pm on 4th December 2018.

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Photo of The Bishop of Chelmsford The Bishop of Chelmsford Bishop 3:00 pm, 4th December 2018

My Lords, may I extend this question a little further? This is such an important issue and our generation will be judged on it as the internet and digital age takes over. Noble Lords will know those clever algorithms that are so good at selling us things—if we buy one thing they will try to sell us something else. Those could be turned towards the interests of internet safety by advancing something called safety by design. What consideration are the Government giving to much more forward-thinking legislation not just to support bodies such as the Council for Internet Safety, but to introduce measures to make our inhabiting of the digital world safer and more creative?