Government Announces Consultation on Amending the Basic Online Safety Expectations

On November 23, 2023 Policy and Regulation

The Minister for Communications, the Hon Michelle Rowland MP, yesterday announced a review of the Basic Online Safety Expectations (BOSE) under the Online Safety Act.

The BOSE commenced in 2022 and set the benchmark for industry to take primary responsibility for online safety.   It applies to all ‘online service providers’ as defined in the Act, which includes:

  • ‘social media services’ as defined.
  • ‘relevant electronic services’ (eg services that allow end-users to communicate with other end users by means of email, instant messaging, SMS , MMS, chat services or online games); and
  • ‘designated internet services’ (for example other online services that allow end-users to access material on the internet using an internet carriage service).
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