Regulating video-sharing platforms: what you need to know

02 November 2020

The government introduced legislation in autumn 2020 giving Ofcom powers to regulate UK-based video-sharing platforms. These powers came into force on 1 November 2020.

Under the new regulations, VSPs must have measures in place to protect children from potentially harmful content and all users from criminal content, and incitement to hatred and violence. VSPs will also need to make sure standards around advertising are met.

For more information on the regulations, read our guide (PDF, 237.9 KB).