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By Sam Wood

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a substantial increase in the time spent using digital services. At the same time, it has fuelled concerns about harmful content and behaviour encountered online – in particular, COVID-19 misinformation and children’s exposure to harmful content. In the UK, this has led to calls for the government to accelerate the introduction of a new regulatory framework for online harms.1.

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Does the scale of online harms justify government intervention? Sam Wood provides a cost/benefit assessment of the UK’s draft online safety bill

Intermedia Issue:
Vol 49 Issue 2
Issue Date:
June 2021
Privacy, Safety, Security
Sam Wood Sam Wood Principal, Plum Consulting

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