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Social Media: Children

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 221608, tabled on 14 February 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, with reference to the NSPCC regulatory proposals, published on 12 February 2019, whether legislation outlined in the forthcoming online harms White Paper will hold named directors of social media companies personally and individually liable for failing to comply with regulation.

Answered on

22 February 2019

We are considering the full range of possible solutions to address existing and emerging issues relating to online safety, including legal and regulatory changes where necessary. We will, in the coming weeks, publish a joint DCMS-Home Office Online Harms White Paper which will set out a range of legislative and non-legislative measures detailing how we will tackle online harms and setting clear responsibilities for tech companies to keep people safe.

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