Ireland urgently needs to pass new online safety laws, department says
State has already missed EU deadline to enact media bill which would regulate web platforms
Ireland must “urgently” progress new online safety laws if it is to avoid continued infringement of an EU directive, the department in charge of the bill has warned.
Ireland’s Online Safety and Media Regulation (OSMR) Bill – which would establish a new Media Commission and regulate online platforms – was beset by delays in 2020, leading to infringement proceedings from the EU late last year.
As pre-legislative scrutiny of the bill continues,...
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