In April 2019, the UK government published an Online Harms White Paper that set out proposals to tackle online harm, including through the establishment of an independent regulator to hold tech companies to account. The government published an interim response to its consultation on the proposals in February 2020, and is due to publish a full response later this year.
This online roundtable will be an opportunity for experts to debate two of the more challenging issues involved in the UK’s online harms proposals, prior to the government’s publication of a full response. How should harmful online content be tackled through a regulatory framework, including extremist material and content that is harmful to children? And how should the regulatory framework define and protect media freedoms?
This invite-only event will bring together a diverse range of experts from civil society, the tech sector, academia and government.
Sarah Connolly, Director, Security and Online Harms Team, DCMS
Orla Macrae, Deputy Director, Online Harms, DCMS
Katie Morris, Head, Online Harms Regulatory Framework, DCMS
Rasmus Kleis Nielsen, Director, Reuters Institute, University of Oxford
Ben Scott, Executive Director, Reset; Adviser, Policy and Advocacy Adviser, Luminate
Kate Jones, Associate Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House
Harriet Moynihan, Senior Research Fellow, International Law Programme, Chatham House
Emily Taylor, Associate Fellow, International Security Department, Chatham House