The Draft Online Safety Bill proposes to confer various powers on the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and OFCOM to regulate aspects of the online environment. These additional notes will provide an overview of some of these powers and the relevant parliamentary procedures that accompany them. The document also highlights the concerns that were raised during consultation regarding freedom of expression, as identified in our earlier briefing.
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This document focuses on issues surrounding freedom of expression and delegated powers within the Draft Online Safety Bill. For an overview of the Bill, please see the Catholic Union Briefing dated 7 October 2021.