Ofcom response to Government announcement on online harms regulation

12 February 2020

We share the Government’s ambition to keep people safe online and welcome that it is minded to appoint Ofcom as the online harms regulator.

We will work with the Government to help ensure that regulation provides effective protection for people online and, if appointed, will consider what voluntary steps can be taken in advance of legislation.

Jonathan Oxley, Ofcom's interim Chief Executive