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Online safety: regulation roundup

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Legal update, Online safety: recent developments in the regulation of online harms provides an overview of recent developments in the regulation of online content in Australia including those aimed at addressing new harms arising from generative AI (GenAI). Developments include the registration of new industry codes and standard for online service providers, the inclusion of additional safeguards in the Basic Online Safety Expectations, the early commencement of the statutory review of the Online Safety Act 2021 (Cth), and proposed legislation creating new criminal offences in relation to the sharing of non-consensual deepfake sexually explicit material.

Louise Sinclair
By Louise Sinclair
Senior Lawyer Writer (Data protection and privacy), Practical Law

Louise joined Practical Law after more than 15 years in legal practice working in commercial law and health law for both the government and in private practice, including at top tier law firm, Blake Dawson Waldron (now Ashurst).  Louise is a subject matter expert on data protection and privacy laws and is a current member of the Law Society of NSW's Privacy and Data Law Committee. Louise's expertise also includes advising across all areas of commercial and business law especially in the context of the provision of medical and health services including advising on major projects, information technology and outsourcing.

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