Last week, the UK’s Online Safety Bill received royal assent and became law. With this development, Ofcom, the regulator for the new Online Safety Act, has published a roadmap to explain how the act will be implemented over the next two years.
Ofcom has made it clear that it will move quickly to implement the act and develop codes of practice in three phases: (1) duties regarding illegal content; (2) duties regarding the protection of children; and (3) additional duties for certain designated services to provide transparency and empower users. This Update offers an overview of the scope, key requirements, and expected timeline for each of the three phases.
Read the full Update here.