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How Ofcom is implementing the Online Safety Act, and what that means for you and your business.

Ofcom is the online safety regulator under the Online Safety Act. The Act makes companies that operate a wide range of popular online services legally responsible for keeping people in the UK, especially children, safe online. Services must do this by assessing and managing safety risks arising from content on their websites and apps.

We'll publish guidance and other resources to help you understand what you need to do to follow the rules.

Get your business ready

Here are the things you can do now to get ready:

  1. Read our guide to the new rules – this explains who the rules apply to, what they mean, and what you need to do if they apply to you.
  2. Check if the rules will likely apply to you – it depends on the service you offer and the content on it.
  3. Read how we propose to regulate illegal harms. You can read a summary of our proposals (PDF, 463.4 KB) and a summary of each consultation chapter (PDF, 469.7 KB). These tell you everything you need to know about the proposals that affect you. Our consultation closed on 23 February 2024.
  4. Read our regulatory approach and timelines to find out how Ofcom will implement the Act.
  5. Subscribe to email updates to stay up to date with our latest news, information and guidance.
  6. Watch our recent series of webinars for an introduction to the Act, our consultation, risk assessments and more.

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