Australia to Review Existing Online Safety Legislation
Australia’s federal government announced this week that it will be conducting a probe to determine if the country’s existing online safety legislation can still protect netizens.
Former Australian Public Service Commissioner Lynelle Briggs will be heading two reviews that will focus on probing the Enhancing Online Safety Act 2015 which details the powers, functions and governance arrangements of the eSafety Commissioner’s office. Briggs will also be reviewing Schedules 5 and 7 of the Broadcasting Services Act 1992 which dictates the rules for regulating online content.
The federal government also said that it is welcoming submissions for the online safety regulatory framework to help inform the reviews.