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Multinational Companies: Technology

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL1983, tabled on 13 July 2021

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to introduce tax penalties against tech companies that are slow to remove harmful content.

Answered on

19 July 2021

Where tech companies fail to fulfil their new duty of care, the Online Safety Bill provides a suite of enforcement powers for the regulator, Ofcom. Ofcom’s powers will include fines for companies of up to £18m or 10% of qualifying annual global turnover (whichever is higher), and business disruption measures (including applying to court to block access to services that cause serious harm).