Report of the Remembrancer.
The Board received a report of the Remembrancer regarding the Online Safety Bill.
The Deputy Chairman noted his concern regarding the delay in progressing the Bill.
A Member suggested that the Force build in measures to combat online safety, as far as was possible, without waiting for the Bill to be approved. In response it was confirmed that actions had been in place to disrupt illegal advertising and prevent online fraud.
Replying a Member’s concern it was confirmed that the Bill does not create new crimes but identifies them in the online space which, whilst it would increase the Force’s workload in the short term, it will require further training and types of response. Members noted that it was important to place the responsibility on the relevant content provider.
RESOLVED- That the report be noted.