Online Safety

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Coimisiún na Meán has set out its proposed rules for video-sharing platforms with their EU headquarters in Ireland. The updated draft online safety code requires video-sharing platforms to protect users from harmful content, including cyberbullying, the promotion of self-harm, suicide

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Children's rights campaigners have called for stricter regulation of social media algorithms to protect children from harmful online content. The Children's Rights Alliance wants Coimisiún na Meán and the Irish government to take urgent action in the wake of an RTÉ Prime Time in

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Coimisiún na Meán has welcomed the imminent application of the EU Digital Services Act (DSA), which comes fully into force in Ireland and across the EU from tomorrow. The DSA provides new rules for how online services deal with illegal content or apply their own rules.

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Celene Craig is to stand down as Coimisiún na Meán's broadcasting and video-on-demand commissioner in March, the regulator has announced. Ms Craig, a qualified barrister who has spent more than 30 years in media regulation including as CEO of the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland

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Media regulator Coimisiún na Meán has named the 10 services formally designated as video-sharing platform services to be bound by new online safety rules. After a designation process which was completed in December 2023, the designated services are Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Udemy,

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Youth organisations and young people have begun advising Coimisiún na Meán on the draft online safety code. The newly-established youth advisory committee, comprising representatives from nine national youth groups and nine individual members all under the age of 25, met for the first

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The EU has opened formal proceedings against X, formerly Twitter, following concerns about disinformation, poor content moderation and other alleged breaches of the bloc's new digital services law. The announcement yesterday marks the first investigation of its kind under the landmark Digital Servic

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Ireland's first draft online safety code should be treated as a model for Europe, the Irish Council for Civil Liberties (ICCL) has said. Coimisiún na Meán last week began consulting on the draft online safety code for video-sharing platform services, which sets out measures that design

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Draft legislation providing for the full implementation of the EU Digital Services Act in Ireland has been published. The EU Digital Services Regulation, more commonly referred to as the EU Digital Services Act, will establish a new regulatory framework to protect EU users of digital services and th

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The US and UK have committed to developing and funding new capabilities to stop the spread of AI-generated images of child abuse. Home Secretary Suella Braverman, alongside US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, committed to exploring further joint action to tackle the rise of such mater

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The Law Society of Ireland's latest free massive open online course (MOOC), dealing with social media and the law, commences today. The five-week course will focus on the Online Safety and Media Regulations Act 2022, online harassment, disinformation/fake news, cancel culture, data privacy, child sa

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Ireland's new media regulator, Coimisiún na Meán, has been formally established with effect from today. The new authority is responsible for overseeing the regulation of broadcasting and video-on-demand services and for introducing the new regulatory framework for online safety.

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