Yesterday we released the report from the joint committee for the online safety bill and attended the press conference as per photo with the UK's press and news outlets.
I have never been prouder of a piece of work that I have been involved in than this report - our suggested amendments to the draft bill have been warmly welcomed:
Big tech firms have failed to self-regulate and must face sanctions if new mandatory codes of practice are breached.
Ofcom's powers to investigate, audit and fine companies should be increased
The bill should also cover paid-for advertising, cyberflashing and content promoting self-harm.
Pornography sites will have legal duties to keep children off them regardless of whether they host user-to-user content
The deliberate sending of flashing images to people with photosensitive epilepsy – known as Zach's Law – would be banned.
These are ground-breaking proposals that will radically alter the landscape for big tech who have failed in their duty to protect people online for far too long.
The changes we propose make it clear that tech companies need to be responsible for what is happening on their platforms and with serious sanctions if they fail to do so.