ICO and Ofcom issue joint statement on regulation of online services

On 1 May 2024 the ICO and Ofcom released a joint statement in relation to online safety and data protection.

The statement outlines several areas of enhanced co-operation:

  • Collaboration themes – the regulators will identify issues of common interest and relevance to both, which may include matters such as age assurance and geolocation settings for children
  • Companies of mutual interest – they will identify where they are supervising the same services or considering issues related to the same services
  • New ways of working – they will use regular staff meetings to share information in relation to collaboration themes and companies of mutual interest

The full statement can be found here.



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