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The draft Online Safety Bill will stifle innovation


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Annabel Denham, IEA Director of Communications, has written her column for The Spectator on the draft Online Safety Bill and the impact it will likely have on innovation.

Annabel argues that, while reducing online abuse and crime is important, legislation such as this will only serve to strengthen regulators and hamper innovation.

“Of all the deplorable aspects in the draft Bill, the cost and impact on innovation receive least attention. The government’s impact assessment sets the former at £2.1 billion, with a whopping £1.7 billion being put towards content moderators.”

Read the full article here.



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