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Can the UK government finally get the Online Safety Bill across the finish line?


This week on the podcast, Conan D'Arcy is joined by Associate Josh Bates to check in on the UK's Online Safety Bill. The landmark internet safety legislation has advanced to the House of Lords, where further changes are expected to be proposed and debated while members approach the end of the parliamentary session and a looming general election. Meanwhile, social messaging platforms like Signal and WhatsApp are threatening to leave the UK if the bill doesn't see significant changes related to encryption.

Josh and Conan break down the anticipated changes, examine the role of Ofcom and regulators in enforcement and preview the road to the bill's final passage.

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