11 February 2020
Felicity Burch, CBI Director of Digital and Innovation, said:
“The UK can show global leadership and set the international yardstick for how best to protect people from harm online, while also supporting our flourishing digital economy.
“Effective regulation can play a leading role in tackling online harm and building trust in technology. This initial Government response achieves a good balance between ensuring safety and enabling business growth. In particular, we welcome an expanded role for Ofcom as the new regulator – something the CBI called for – and it should be given the tools it needs to succeed. Alongside this it’s great the Government has increased its focus on education and innovation.
“As the proposals develop, business must play a vital role in shaping the standards and providing the practical expertise to make sure the regulation works in practice.”