Westminster eForum

Next steps for online regulation in the UK

Morning, Tuesday, 23rd June 2020

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED


This conference will consider key priorities and next steps for online regulation in the UK.


The conference takes place as the Government publishes its response to the consultation on the Online Harms White Paper, stating that it is minded to name Ofcom as the regulator responsible for the internet and online platforms - as well as in the context of further developments in regulation and policy.


Speakers

There will be a keynote contribution from Sarah Connolly, Director, Security and Online Harms, DCMS.


At this early stage, further speakers include Andy Burrows, Head of Child Safety Online Policy, NSPCC; Susie Hargreaves, Chief Executive, Internet Watch Foundation; Jim Killock, Executive Director, Open Rights Group; Professor Victoria Nash, Deputy Director, Associate Professor and Senior Policy Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute; and Graham Smith, Of Counsel, Bird & Bird.


The agenda

  • Why regulate the internet?;
  • Identifying and tackling the key issues in the online space and assessing the industry’s response so far;
  • Protecting children online - age appropriate design and preventing access to harmful and illegal content:
    • Latest trends in online activity by children and young people - findings from the Children’s Media Use and Attitudes Report;
    • What threats are faced by children in the online space, and what response is required from government and the industry; and
    • Next steps for implementing and enforcing the Age-Appropriate Design Code.
  • The future approach to the regulation of the internet in the UK - design, implementation and potential effectiveness of codes of practice, and the duty of care on online platforms; and
  • Taking forward the Online Harms White Paper - key priorities for policy in online regulation.


Keynote Speaker

Sarah Connolly

Director, Security and Online Harms, DCMS

Keynote Speaker

Sarah Connolly

Director, Security and Online Harms, DCMS

Speakers

Steve Wood

Executive Director - Regulatory Strategy, Information Commissioner’s Office

Professor Victoria Nash

Deputy Director, Associate Professor and Senior Policy Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute

Susie Hargreaves

Chief Executive, Internet Watch Foundation

Andy Burrows

Head, Child Safety Online Policy, NSPCC

Graham Smith

Of Counsel, Bird & Bird

Jim Killock

Executive Director, Open Rights Group