I have long campaigned for stronger protections for children and the public online.
The Government have made a mess of the Online Safety Bill. Rishi Sunak is so out of touch he’s completely misread the room. There’s a parliamentary majority to strengthen the Bill and ensure company directors are liable for their failures to protect children.
I will be voting today to:
- strengthen criminal sanctions for senior managers who fail to make their platforms safe.
- allow Ofcom to set minimum standards for platforms’ terms and conditions on online harms and hold them to account for changing them on a whim.
- introduce an ombudsman, for better redress for individuals when a platform fails to deal with their complaint.