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For this report, PICTFOR received 13 submissions from organisations across the tech sector and civil society, more than half of these came from PICTFOR industry members. These submissions reflect the diversity of our members and the wider tech community, with contributors including tech accessibility charities, trade bodies and some of the world’s largest corporations.

PICTFOR members and the tech sector as a whole, continue to be invested in Online Harms legislation; PICTFOR has been encouraged by the level of engagement from the sector, the willingness to collaborate with Parliament, and the detailed and insightful contributions around this topic.

This report is the first of a number of actions PICTFOR will take to facilitate the sector’s response and engagement on the issue of Online Harms. The next action will involve a virtual roundtable event with leading parliamentary voices, officials, and of course thought leaders from across the sector.

See the full report here: PICTFOR Online Harms Stakeholder Input Report October 2020

On 3rd November 2020, PICTFOR held a virtual roundtable on the topic of Online Harms. The event titled, ‘How do we include and protect through internet design?’   saw contributions from former DCMS Secretary of State and Chair of the recently formed, Digital Regulation and Responsibility APPG, The Rt Hon Jeremy Wright QC MP,  Shadow Domestic Violence and Safeguarding Minister, Jess Phillips MP, Baroness Kidron OBE, Deputy Commissioner – Regulatory Innovation and Technology at the ICO, Simon McDougall, Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, Seyi Akiwowo, and CEO of Internet Watch Foundation, Susie Hargreaves. As well as insights from PICTFOR’s industry members and parliamentary Vice-Chairs.

Minutes from this event can be found here – Online Harms – Minutes.

To catch up on the discussion, a full video of this event can be found here.

If you would like further information on this topic or about PICTFOR’s programme of events, please get in touch!

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