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eSafety and the industry codes

November 21, 2022

Australia’s eSafety Commissioner has been undertaking the stringent process of creating Industry standards for online safety. Since the implementation of the Online Safety Act 2021, the Commissioner has worked on the Codes in consultation with Industry, sector stakeholders and members of the public, public consultation, to tackle the most serious online content – including child sexual abuse and exploitation material. 

ICMEC Australia published this discussion paper about the process of developing the industry codes. Since this paper was written in November 2022, the eSafety Commissioner has made its final decision regarding the implementation of the codes. As at June 2023, the Commissioner decided to register six of the eight proposed codes which were deemed to adequately provide community safeguards. Read the media release from eSafety here.

This process has emphasised the importance of cross-industry collaboration, and ICMEC Australia is committed to being part of the ongoing conversation to ensure children are protected from online abuse and exploitation.

Download your copy of this discussion paper

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