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Tech execs' jail threat over child harm will be in online safety law, UK government confirms

By Sam Clark
  • 17 Jan 2023 18:34
  • 17 Jan 2023 18:34
The UK government today confirmed that it would amend its controversial Online Safety Bill to include the possibility of criminal liability for senior tech executives who fail to protect children's safety, a move that the minister responsible said would give the law added bite.

The government bowed to pressure last night from

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Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

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