The UK’s Online Safety Act: a breakdown of key changes


The UK’s long-awaited Online Safety Act has finally come into force, bringing with it a raft of new digital offences. We have written about the Act a few times in the past, so here is a quick rundown of what has changed now it has become law.

Cyberflashing is outlawed

According to research, 76% of women aged 18 or younger have been sent unsolicited nude pictures. Clearly this is distressing and offensive for women of any age – and so the crime of cyberflashing has been introduced.