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Formal meeting (oral evidence session): Online Safety Bill

Communications and Digital Committee
Online Safety Bill

Wednesday 25 January 2023

Start times: 12.00pm (private) 12.10pm (public)


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Ministers are questioned on the revised approach to the Online Safety Bill

The Communications and Digital Committee takes evidence from DCMS Ministers on the Online Safety Bill ahead of its Second Reading in the House of Lords.

Meeting details

At 12.10pm: Oral evidence
Work Online Safety Bill (Non-inquiry session)
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Tech and the Digital Economy and Minister for London at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Arts and Heritage and DCMS Lords Minister) at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport
Deputy Director of Online Harms Regulation at Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Background

The Communications and Digital Committee questions Ministers over proposals to empower the Government to direct the work of the independent regulator Ofcom; the implications of changing the way ‘legal but harmful’ content is tackled; and the possibility of senior executives at technology companies facing imprisonment for breaches of their safeguarding requirements.

The session comes ahead of the Bill’s Second Reading in the House of Lords scheduled for 1 February.

Further information

Location

Room 4, Palace of Westminster

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