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Internet: Safety

Question for Department for International Trade

UIN HL920, tabled on 29 January 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what assessment they have made of the UK’s ability to introduce online harms legislation if safe harbour provisions form part of any future free trade agreement with the government of the US.

Answered on

11 February 2020

This Government is committed to making the UK the safest place in the world to be online and the best place to start and grow a digital business. We will carefully consider any interaction between trade policy and online harms policy in future trade agreements.

The UK Government has engaged with US Trade Representative on a range of areas including digital trade. Inevitably there is speculation as to what each side will want to achieve in a future UK-US deal, but it is too soon to say exactly what would be covered.

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Department for International Trade