The bill has been introduced into the UK’s Parliament with various amendments to the initial draft published in May 2021, reflecting the extensive feedback received and the challenges in reaching a consensus.
In March 2022, the UK government formally introduced the amended Online Safety Bill into Parliament (the Bill). The Bill features a number of substantial amendments to the government’s initial draft of the Online Safety Bill published in May 2021 (the Draft Bill), as explored below. For background on the broader development of the Online Safety Bill, see Latham & Watkins’ blog series, including a post summarising the Draft Bill. Continue Reading