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Advertising: Internet

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 181244, tabled on 15 April 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, whether he plans to bring forward legislation on his Department's Online Advertising Programme.

Answered on

21 April 2021

My department has been considering how online advertising is regulated through its Online Advertising Programme, and will be consulting on this issue later this year. The government will set out its plans in the consultation.

Our aim is to foster fair, accountable and ethical online advertising that works for citizens, businesses and society as a whole. In particular, we want to ensure standards about the placement and content of advertising can be effectively applied and enforced online so that consumers have limited exposure to harmful or misleading advertising.