What's wrong with the British Online Safety Bill?

Retro

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An awful lot, actually.

How about destroying online security (encryption), mission creep, unintended consequences and abuse, eg censorship on behalf of powerful vested interests which have nothing to do with online safety?

And worst of all, it's all but certain to become law very soon.

Phil Moorhouse explains it all in this short video.

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Geffers

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Typical Government, no idea how something works then insist someone else sorts their ambitions out. They seem unconcerned as to dangers children are facing in the real world, or more likely incapable of resolving.

Maybe we will have to use VPN and go via Russian or Chinese servers :cool:

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Here's a legal opinion on some of the problems with it. But don't worry, the fools in parliament are still gonna vote it through.

The UK Government’s controversial new Online Safety Bill is facing more criticism today after Dan Squires KC and Emma Foubister of Matrix Chambers issued a legal opinion on its “prior restraint” clause. This suggests that there is “likely to be significant interference with freedom of expression that is unforeseeable and which is thus not prescribed by law“.

 
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