Internet: Safety

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 13th February 2019.

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Photo of Damien Moore Damien Moore Conservative, Southport

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of recent strategies put forth by technology companies in relation to online safety.

Photo of Margot James Margot James The Minister of State, Department for Culture, Media and Sport

While we have seen some success with voluntary measures to improve online safety, Government has been clear that tech companies need to take more consistent and effective action to tackle online harms.

A joint DCMS-Home Office White Paper will be published shortly, setting out clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep their users safe online.

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