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Nola Leach: Digital Economy Bill is the Best Bet for a Safer Internet

7th Feb 2017
Rachael Adams

Digital Economy Bill is the Best Bet for a Safer Internet by Nola Leach, CEO for CARE

Second Reading of the Digital Economy Bill

16th Dec 2016
Louise Gleich

On Tuesday the House of Lords gave the Digital Economy Bill its Second Reading.

Breakthrough in the fight to keep children safe online

1st Dec 2016
Rachael Adams

The Digital Economy Bill was ushered through to the House of Lords yesterday after the Bill received an unopposed third reading in Parliament, meaning that it’s much closer to becoming law.

Digital Economy Bill in Committee

21st Oct 2016
Essie Mac Eyeson

Committee stage of the Digital Economy Bill in the House of Commons began last Tuesday, 11 October, with line-by-line scrutiny of the Bill taking place on Tuesday and Thursday this week.

Dan Boucher quoted on Premier

7th Oct 2016
Rachael Adams

Dr Dan Boucher welcomes the government's decision to expand its review into FOBTs to include gambling advertising as the way that gambling is currently being advertised is effecting our rising generation and normalising betting.

Pornography Highlighted as Reason Young Girls are Requesting Genital Plastic Surgery

7th Oct 2016
Rachael Adams

A ground-breaking Australian study has found that girls as young as 15 are asking their doctors for genital plastic surgery. 35 per cent of doctors have seen patients under 18 requesting female genital plastic surgery, also known as labiaplasty.

Government Ready to Take on the Gambling Industry

7th Oct 2016
Rachael Adams

The government has decided to widen its FOBT review to include gambling and betting advertisements.

Digital Economy Bill- Second Reading Today

13th Sep 2016
Essie Mac Eyeson

This afternoon, the Government’s long-awaited Digital Economy Bill received its Second Reading in the House of Commons.

Government fails to ensure enforceability of age-verification measures

5th Jul 2016
Essie Mac Eyeson

Today 5 July, the Government introduced its Digital Economy Bill into parliament – a key component of the Bill being the requirement for commercial pornographic websites to place age-verification mechanisms on their sites – a means of preventing chil

NSPCC commissioned study shows greater need to protect children from pornographic content

15th Jun 2016
Essie Mac Eyeson

It is now time for the Government to seriously consider proposals set out in Baroness Howe’s sixth Online Safety Bill which requires pornographic websites to put robust age-verification measures in place as a means of miminising children's exposure t