Ofcom response to Government announcement on online harms regulation
Ofcom has responded to Government announcement on online harms regulation.
Jonathan Oxley, interim Chief Executive:
“We share the Government’s ambition to keep people safe online and welcome that it is minded to appoint Ofcom as the online harms regulator.
“We will work with the Government to help ensure that regulation provides effective protection for people online and, if appointed, will consider what voluntary steps can be taken in advance of legislation.”
Latest News from
Ofcom appoints Alison Marsden as Director of Content Standards, Licensing and Enforcement19/05/2020 10:15:00
Ofcom yesterday announced that Alison Marsden has been appointed as Director of Content Standards, Licensing and Enforcement.
Jonathan Oxley to step down14/05/2020 13:15:00
Ofcom yesterday announced that Jonathan Oxley, Group Director for Competition and Board member, has decided to step down.
Broadband networks stand firm during pandemic14/05/2020 10:15:00
Average UK broadband speeds largely held up during the Covid-19 lockdown – despite rising demand from home working, online lessons and TV streaming.
Kevin Bakhurst appointed to the Ofcom Board20/04/2020 13:15:00
Ofcom has appointed Kevin Bakhurst, Ofcom’s Content and Media Policy Group Director, to its Board.
Half of UK adults exposed to false claims about coronavirus10/04/2020 10:15:00
Almost half of UK online adults came across false or misleading information about coronavirus (Covid-19) in the last week, Ofcom has found.
Ofcom sets out licensing plans for small-scale DAB08/04/2020 15:15:15
Local radio listeners will be able to tune into new digital stations following measures announced by Ofcom yesterday.
Changing attitudes of viewers and listeners revealed06/04/2020 09:25:00
TV and radio programmes that are unsuitable for children, or which contain hateful or discriminatory content, should be the priorities for Ofcom’s work in upholding standards – according to viewers and listeners.
Ofcom awards six new community radio licences (March 2020)26/03/2020 12:15:00
Ofcom yesterday announced the award of six new community radio licences in England.