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Bytesize Legal Updates: The UK's Online Safety Act



United Kingdom

After a long series of delays, the UK's Online Safety Act (OSA) has finally finished its journey through Parliament, and just awaits Royal Assent to become law.

Like Europe's Digital Services Act (DSA), the UK law aims to tackle the challenge of online harms and protect vulnerable groups online, but varies significantly in both its scope of application and range of imposed obligations.

Now in (almost) its final form – who does the Act apply to? When can we expect it to take effect? And what do businesses need to do to make sure they comply?

In our latest Bytesize Legal Update, Fieldfisher's  James Russell and Imogen Boffin distill down the key takeaways and outline the next steps for businesses.


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