Tech minister questioned on influencer regulation
28 January 2022
Chris Philp, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy, faces questions on how the government plans to regulate and protect influencers.
- Parliament TV: watch the session
- Inquiry: Influencer culture
- Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee
Purpose of the session
The need for new protections for child influencers and younger audiences is expected to be discussed. Following the previous session of the Influencer Culture inquiry with the Advertising Standards Authority and Competition and Markets Authority, MPs are likely to question whether the current regulatory system is fit for purpose in the new influencer market and whether regulators have the power to enforce their own rulings.
The Minister is also likely to be examined on how influencers should be supported on pay and employment rights. Diversity and representation among influencers are also on the agenda.
The DCMS Sub-Committee on online safety and online harms will run a separate session following on from this one, questioning the Minister on gaps in the long anticipated Online Safety Bill.
Tuesday 1 February 2022
- Chris Philp MP, Minister for Tech and the Digital Economy at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Mark Griffin, Deputy Director, Creative Economy, Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
- Sarah Connolly, Director, Security and Online Harms at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport