Mischon de Reya has produced an analysis of the proposed Online Safety Bill, comparing it with the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. The analysis shows that the way the Online Safety Bill seeks to protect people online appears similar to how businesses are required to protect people in the workplace. A related piece in TechMonitor reveals implementation costs to companies that fall within the scope of the Online Safety Bill could reach £250 million. Meanwhile, The Guardian reports a record 29.3 million images of child abuse were removed from the internet in 2021.
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