The Drum: How Comms & Tech Firms Stay Ahead of OSA Changes

April 4, 2024


Navigating the Implications of the Online Safety Act: A Call to Action for Tech Companies and Communicators  

The Drum, Kemi Akindele, 4 April 2024

WE's director corporate reputation & brand purpose Kemi Akindele lays out how communicators and tech firms can stay ahead of the changes the OSA will bring, some welcome, some less so. 

In the wake of the Online Safety Act (OSA), the digital landscape in the UK is undergoing a significant transformation, with far-reaching implications for both consumers and tech companies. The OSA marks a pivotal shift toward mandatory compliance, signalling a new era in addressing online harms and safeguarding digital users.

Key insights gleaned from our recent webinar discussion with Sarah Blight, Ofcom; Javahir Askari, techUK; and Susie Hargreaves, Internet Watch Foundation, highlight the challenges and opportunities ahead for tech companies and communicators.



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