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Internet: Safety

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 130724, tabled on 16 December 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether his Department will take on additional staff as part of the expansion of Ofcom's remit to monitor and enforce online safety.

Answered on

11 January 2021

My department has a team working on online harms, whose responsibilities include policy development, management of the upcoming legislation and management of the relationship with Ofcom as the designated regulator. I will ensure that the team has the resources it needs to do its job within the department’s funding allocation from the recent Spending Review.

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