All 13 results for "should be illegal online"

Online Safety Bill (19 Apr 2022)

Lucy Powell: ..., prevent abuse from being displaced and close loopholes that let abusers advertise to each other in plain sight. The second issue is illegal activity. We can all agree that what is illegal offline should be illegal online, and all platforms will be required to remove illegal content such as terrorism, child sex abuse and a range of other serious offences. It is welcome that the Government...

Cyber-flashing (25 Jan 2022)

Fay Jones: ...half of millennial women who have received such an image were younger than 18 the first time that it happened. This figure rises to 71% when looking at 18 to 24-year-olds. What is illegal offline should be illegal online, and the law needs strengthening to achieve that. In June 2018, the Government introduced the Voyeurism (Offences) Act 2019, which sought to make upskirting a specific...

Draft Online Safety Bill Report (13 Jan 2022)

Matt Warman: .... When I was the Minister with responsibility for this matter, I felt two possibly conflicting things. The first is that our guiding and most important principle is that what is illegal offline should be illegal online. There are huge parts of this Bill where that need not even be a conversation. The cyber-flashing example is an interesting one, because flashing is illegal in the real...

Social Media: Offensive Material - Question (23 Mar 2021)

Baroness Barran: The noble Baroness is right: what is illegal offline should be illegal online, and it is very clear that the social media companies should remove that content. Where there is harmful but legal content, they need to have very clear systems and processes to make sure that it can be removed quickly.

Online Anonymity — [Esther McVey in the Chair] (13 Jan 2021)

Siobhan Baillie: ...; it is also not okay online. In conclusion, I think we agree that decisive action needs to be taken against racism, antisemitism, misogyny and other forms of hate crime. What is illegal offline should be illegal online. On anonymous accounts, I am not convinced that we must put up with the downsides because of the advantages. The application of anonymity in the context of whistleblowing,...

Online Harms — [Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (7 Oct 2020)

Caroline Dinenage: ...recently cited the fact that, this year, the revenge porn helpline has already dealt with 22% more cases than in the whole of 2019. That is not acceptable. We are clear that what is illegal offline should be illegal online, including a number of things raised today, such as incitement to violence and the selling of faulty and potentially hazardous goods. We need to make sure that social...

Social Media Services - Question for Short Debate (12 Nov 2018)

Lord Ashton of Hyde: ...-ups, SMEs and other companies have the practical tools and guidance they need. As for harmonisation of legislation, we have said—and noble Lords have repeated it—that what is illegal offline should be illegal online. As has been mentioned, the Law Commission’s recent review of abusive and offensive online communications reported on the parity between legislation offline and online....

Animal Welfare (Service Animals) Bill: Music Festivals: Drug Safety Testing (6 Jul 2018)

Nick Hurd: concerned about the dangers posed by the availability of drugs on social media. We want the UK to be the safest place in the world in which to go online, and anything that is illegal offline should be illegal online. We encourage people to report worrying material to the police, as well as using the in-app tools to report such images to the app providers themselves. Law enforcement...

Gaming Machines (17 May 2018)

Tracey Crouch: Quite simply, what is illegal offline should be illegal online. The Gambling Commission is live to this issue and is looking at it closely. We expect it to maintain close sight of the emerging issues regarding vulnerability and gambling being targeted at children.

Written Answers — Home Office: Drugs: Internet (5 Feb 2018)

Victoria Atkins: We want the UK to be the safest place in the world to be online. Anything that is illegal offline should be illegal online. The Government and law enforcement agencies take the unlawful advertising and sales of drugs on the internet very seriously. Tough enforcement is a fundamental part of the Government’s drug strategy and we are taking coordinated action to tackle illegal drugs alongside...

Digital Economy Bill - Second Reading (13 Dec 2016)

the Earl of Erroll: ...up was censorship. The whole point of this is we want to enforce online what is already illegal offline. We are not trying to increase censorship or censor new material. If it illegal offline, it should be illegal online and we should be able to do something about it. This is about children viewing adult material and pornography online. I am afraid this is where I slightly disagree with...

Public Bill Committee: Communications Bill: Clause 241 - Meaning of ''radio licensable content services'' (16 Jan 2003)

Andrew Lansley: ...out there. As for not seeking to regulate the internet, I am not saying that certain aspects of it should not be subject to scrutiny. The principle of the argument is that what is illegal offline should be illegal online. In recent years, much legislation has gone through the House to try to achieve those objectives. Through a process of self-regulation, the internet has evolved beyond...

Internet (Criminal Offences) (30 Mar 2001)

Mr Paul Boateng: clean up the net and make it safe for UK users. Should we use the criminal law to do that? The Government, in common with many other Governments, take the view that what is illegal offline should be illegal online. Possession and distribution of child pornography is possession and distribution of child pornography, whether that is done on paper, by post, electronically or by e-mail....

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