UK Online Harms White Paper

Government policy documents

Website/link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/online-harms-white-paper/outcome/online-harms-white-paper-full-government-response

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Published date: December 15, 2020

Country: United Kingdom (UK)

Region: Europe

Subject tag: Algorithmic systems | Child safety | Terrorism and violent extremism

Specified companies will be required to publish reports containing information about the steps they are taking to tackle online harms on these services. This includes enforcement of terms and conditions, use of technological tools to identify, flag, block or remove illegal or harmful content, measures and safeguards to protect end-user rights, evidence of cooperation with law enforcement, steps to support user education. Section 4.15.

To support research into online harms, and to help the regulator to prioritise its actions, Ofcom will produce a report on the opportunities, challenges and practicalities of companies providing independent researchers with access to company data to support research into online harms. This will include guidance on best practices and ways to approach it. Section 4.29 and 4.30.