Aotearoa Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms


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Subject tag: Privacy and data protection

Country: New Zealand (Aotearoa)

Region: Oceania

On July 25th 2022, Netsafe and NZTech launched a new initiative that commits a range of technology companies to reducing the risk of online content that may cause harm to New Zealanders.

The Aotearoa New Zealand Code of Practice for Online Safety and Harms has been adopted by Meta (Facebook and Instagram), Google (YouTube), TikTok, Twitch, and Twitter.

The Code commits signatories to a set of Guiding Principles and Commitments that aims to mitigate the risks and reduce the prevalence of harmful content in seven areas:

– child sexual exploitation and abuse
– bullying or harassment
– hate speech
– incitement of violence
– violent or graphic content
– misinformation
– disinformation