Clause 20 - Duties about freedom of expression and privacy

Part of Online Safety Bill – in a Public Bill Committee at 4:00 pm on 13 December 2022.

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Amendments made: 29, in clause 20, page 22, line 2, after “have” insert “particular”.

This amendment has the result that providers of regulated user-to-user services must have particular regard to users’ privacy when deciding on and implementing safety measures and policies.

Amendment 30, in clause 20, page 22, line 6, leave out subsection (4).

This amendment removes clause 20(4), as that provision is moved to NC4.

Amendment 31, in clause 20, page 22, line 37, leave out paragraph (c) and insert—

“(c) section 14 (user empowerment),”.—

The main effect of this amendment is that providers must consider freedom of expression and privacy issues when deciding on measures and policies to comply with clause 14 (user empowerment). The reference to clause 14 replaces the previous reference to clause 13 (adults’ safety duties), which is now removed (see Amendment 7).