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Hate Crime: Internet

Question for Department for Communities and Local Government

UIN 61167, tabled on 23 January 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what discussions his Department has had with EU officials on the implications for online hate crime regulation of the UK leaving the EU.

Answered on

27 January 2017

The UK legislation on hate crime is not European legislation and the UK is not subject to the EU Framework Decision on Racism and Xenophobia. The Internet sub-group of the EU Commission's High Level Hate Crime Working Group has worked with industry to find collaborative solutions. Officials will continue to engage with the industry through this Working Group and other forums.

Answered by

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government