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13 May 2024

Tamsin Allen comments on children’s online safety featured in ICLG News

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Tamsin Allen, Head of our Media and Information Law team, has been quoted in an ICLG News article discussing Ofcom’s new proposals around online safety for children.

The article explains that Ofcom is planning to improve children’s online safety, with an announcement about its new Children’s Safety Code coming just a week after an investigation was launched into insufficient age-verification procedures on adult-content site OnlyFans.

Ofcom’s draft Children’s Safety Code outlines a comprehensive set of measures, with more than 40 “practical steps” detailed, which require web services to prioritise child protection.

In the article, Ofcom to revolutionise children’s online safety, Tamsin says:

The Online Safety Act was heralded as a new way to protect children online. Ofcom’s proposals are an encouraging first step, but the proof of their commitment will be in their willingness to impose sanctions on big tech for compliance failures. The Act gives them new powers to fine companies up to 10% of global turnover, huge sums which could finally penetrate big tech’s armour.

Tamsin Allen is a highly experienced media lawyer with a focus on defamation and privacy, whistleblowing, information and data protection, copyright and human rights.

To find out more about Tamsin, see her bio here. For our Media and Information Law services, see here.

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