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26th March 2024

IIC UK Chapter meeting: Online Safety Act

Chapter event

Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024
Time: 17:00 – 20:00 GMT

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The event brought together policy makers involved in the development of the Act, regulators involved in enforcing it and industry players that need to comply with it. Key issues which were covered included:

  • What are the practical issues with compliance for companies who will need to introduce measures to prevent illegal content appearing on their service, or prevent children from accessing their service (e.g. age verification, fraudulent advertising)?
  • How will Ofcom approach compliance and enforcement? Which sectors are likely to be a priority for Ofcom?
  • How should regulators balance the objectives of online safety with privacy and surveillance concerns?
  • What are the challenges of determining what constitutes ‘legal but harmful’ content for children and what risk assessments will be needed in relation to such content?
  • What should SMEs prioritise with regards to Act compliance? How is Ofcom supporting SMEs with this?

 

Registration Fees for delegates

Tuesday 26 March 2024
IIC UK Chapter Event

IIC Members – Free
Non-Members – £25 GBP (excluding VAT *) 
*VAT will be applicable for UK registrations only

If you feel the delegate fee may be a barrier to attending this event, please contact us at enquiries@iicom.org

 

Speakers

Anna Lucas Online Safety Supervision Director, Ofcom

Anna Lucas is a Director in the Online Safety Supervision team at Ofcom, the UK’s communications regulator. She is responsible for overseeing Ofcom’s engagement with online services, looking to drive improvements in how the most impactful services protect their users, and ensuring smaller services understand and can comply with the new regulations.

Anna has 18 years’ experience in content regulation and developing regulation policy across the media to protect users. She started her career at the BBC Trust, before joining Ofcom, where she has worked in roles covering enforcement of content regulation and developing online safety frameworks across broadcast, on-demand and online services.”

Gordon Moir Partner, Wiggin LLP

Gordon Moir was appointed a Partner with Wiggin LLP in November 2020.

Mr Moir is well known in the telecommunications space and is a global leader in the delivery of complex projects involving aligned legal, regulatory, public affairs and media strategies and the leading of multi-disciplinary teams. Mr Moir was Chair of the well-respected International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Task Force on Telecoms and ICT, driving their work on international market access, internet policies and dispute settlement and resolution models globally as well as internet policy.

Mr Moir was previously General Counsel and on the executive of BT Retail (1999-2009), as well as having responsibility for BT’s global antitrust and regulatory activity. During his ten years at BT, he secured access to markets and wholesale facilities across the world as well as dealing with a vast array of commercial, legal and regulatory matters. He was recognised by the Lawyer magazine as one of the UK’s top 100 lawyers for his work on telecommunications regulation and regulatory policy.

Post BT, Mr Moir was head of the London office of Webb Henderson (2011-2014), a boutique regulatory firm, before taking his team across to Shepherd and Wedderburn to continue that work in 2014 until 2020 after successfully building the practice.

Mr Moir has had a Placement with Judge Edward, European Court of Justice. He is also an Author of works on the Maastricht Treaty, and previously editor of Encyclopaedia of European Union Law, both Sweet and Maxwell

Mr Moir has an LLM from College of Europe, Belgium, cum laude, a Dip LP from University of Aberdeen and andLLB (Hons) from University of Aberdeen.

Lord Hallam *subject to parliamentary business

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Morag Bond Executive Manager, Industry Regulation and Legal Services, eSafety Commissioner (Australia)

Bio coming soon…

Sean Kennedy Partner, DT Economics LLP; Treasurer, International Institute of Communications

Sean Kennedy is a Partner at DT Economics LLP, based in the UK. He is a telecommunications regulatory specialist with more than 22 years of wide-ranging international commercial and regulatory experience in public and private sectors. Mr Kennedy has specialist skills in network economics, cost modelling, telecoms strategy development, interconnection agreement negotiations and the economic impact of regulatory interventions in digital markets. His clients include leading telecoms multinationals such as Vodafone, BT and Etisalat and regulators such as Ofcom (UK), ICASA (South Africa), NCC (Nigeria) and CRA (Qatar). Mr Kennedy is a IIC Board member and Treasurer.

Mr Kennedy is Chair of IIC Finance and Governance Committee.

Stephen Kinsella Founder, Clean Up the Internet; Specialist Partner, Flint Global

Since retiring in 2020 after 35 years including Managing Partner of Herbert Smith’s Brussels office and global head of antitrust at Sidley, Stephen has focused on campaigning including board roles at Clean Up The Internet, Reprieve, Hacked Off and Law For Change. He is also a Specialist Partner at Flint Global.

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Event details
Date:
26th March 2024
Location:
London, United Kingdom
Region:
Europe
Chapter:
UK
Wiggin LLP
Met Building
22 Percy Street
London
W1T 2BU

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