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Internet: Harassment

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL2300, tabled on 5 March 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to introduce cyber-harassment fines for (1) the media, and (2) members of the public.

Answered on

18 March 2020

The Online Harms White Paper sets out our plans to establish in law a new duty of care on companies towards their users, overseen by an independent regulator.

We are also ensuring the criminal law is fit for purpose. The Law Commission is conducting the second phase of its review of abusive and offensive online communications. We expect the Law Commission to produce its final report in early 2021.