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ACG discuss Lord McNally’s Private Members Bill on Online Harms Reduction

25 February 2020

Online Harms White PaperPhil Lewis, Director General at the Anti-Counterfeiting Group (ACG) took part in an Alliance for Intellectual Property (IP) meeting today with Lord McNally and the Carnegie Trust to discuss Lord McNally’s Private Members Bill on Online Harms Reduction.

Last year the Government’s White Paper on Online Harms had not included IP crime or Economic Crime and on the back of the Government’s pledge “to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online”, Lord McNally had decided to introduce an alternative Bill.

Amongst other proposals this was aimed at re-lighting the debate by making the Office of Communications (OFCOM) responsible for the introduction of an Online Harms Regulator.

ACG will be providing key data on dangerous fake products to support Lord McNally’s arguments.

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