Online Safety enforcement consultation, round one, yay – Hi, I’m Heather Burns

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If

yesterday
DATE

’s blog post about

the Investigatory Powers Amendment Act
LAW

didn’t cause you to lose the will to live,

today
DATE

you also have

1700
CARDINAL

+ pages of draft

Ofcom
ORG

guidance to read and respond to, as their round

one
CARDINAL

of Online Safety Act enforcement.

That is what I shall be wonking

this week
DATE

for a client, as much as I’d love to wonk the other thing.

As you read through both and prepare your responses and strategies, as you should be doing, please remember that neither of these legislative processes are about “big tech” “social media” “tech giants”, and anyone who tells you so is full of shite: these processes impact any service of any size in any country which can be accessed in the

UK
GPE

, regardless of innocence or guilt.

Our policymakers assume the latter.

By the way: as you’re doing exactly what I am doing

today
DATE

, which is figuring out how on earth you even create a workplan to turn

1700
CARDINAL

pages of cross-referenced consultation language into an actionable task, remember that the impact assessment for the

Act
ORG

famously said that getting to grips with the scope of compliance could be done in

just over four hours
TIME

by a regulatory professional on a wage of £

20.62
MONEY

per hour.