WEBCAST – Webinar and Roundtable: Understanding the UK Online Safety Bill

livestreamOn Thursday 10 June 2021. at 16:00 BST (15:00 UTC) the Internet Society UK England Chapter hosts a webinar and roundtable ‘Understanding the UK Online Safety Bill‘. On 12 May 2021 the UK Government published the draft Online Safety Bill, calling it a “manifesto commitment to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online while defending free expression.” The Bill contains several proposals including some suggesting that Encryption should be weakened through various methods. This has generated much pushback from UK entities and the Internet Society has drafted an online letter to members of the UK Parliament, co-signed by dozens of organisations, that “End-to-End Encryption keeps us safe”. This letter will be published shortly. This webinar and roundtable will explore the more controversial aspects of the Online Safety Bill, and why there is so much pushback to some of its articles.

Heather Burns – Policy Manager, Open Rights Group

Richard Allan – Member, House of Lords + former Director of Policy in Europe, Facebook
Robin Wilton – Director, Internet Trust, Internet Society
Chris Yapp – IT Futures and scenarios

Olivier Crépin-Leblond, ISOC UK England

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