Prime Minister appoints internet safety lead

Baroness Joanna Shields has been appointed as the Prime Minister's Special Representative on Internet Safety.

In the role, Shields will support the delivery of the government’s objective to make the UK the safest place to use the internet without fear of abuse, criminality or exposure to harmful content.

The unpaid position, which will debased in the Cabinet Office, will also engage with established internet platform providers and facilitate their support of smaller companies with less established practices to combat internet abuse and harms.

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