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Online Safety Bill laid before UK Parliament

Published: 17 March 2022
Last updated: 16 March 2023

Today the Online Safety Bill is being laid before the UK Parliament, the next step towards it becoming law and giving Ofcom powers to help people to lead a safer life online.

Today marks an important step towards creating a safer life online for the UK's children and adults.

Our research shows the need for rules that protect users from serious harm – but which also recognise the great things about being online, and protect freedom of expression. We're looking forward to starting the job.

Dame Melanie Dawes, Ofcom Chief Executive

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