Technology Ireland submission to Joint Oireachtas Committee on the General Scheme of the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill

The Bill provides for the appointment of an Online Safety Commissioner as part of a wider Media Commission to oversee the new regulatory framework for online safety. The Commissioner will govern this new framework through binding online safety codes and robust compliance, enforcement and sanction powers. Online safety codes will deal with a wide range of issues, including measures to be taken by online services to tackle the availability of harmful online content, for example cyberbullying material, on their services.
The Bill will also transpose the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive into Irish law. It will place the regulation of video on-demand services on a direct statutory footing and align the regulation of such services with television broadcasting services.
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