CBI members have spoken, and we have responded by turning up the pressure on government to amend the recent Online Harms white paper, so that it works for business.
The government has published major proposals to change how the internet is regulated and tackle online harms.
Business supports clear regulation which can play a crucial role in building trust in the digital economy. But current proposals risk falling short of the government’s ambition to be the best and safest place to build a digital business.
The proposals will affect a wide range of businesses with a new Statutory Duty of Care, giving businesses more responsibility over user safety. Currently, the scope of the white paper means businesses with user generated content, anyone from cloud services providers to online review sites, could be affected.
“The UK has a unique opportunity to set out a world-leading approach to internet regulation. But if done badly, poor regulation will underm