Tag Archives: Children & Young Adults

Commission reports on Audiovisual Media Services Directive

The European Commission has published its first report on implementation of the Audiovisual Media Services Directive (the AVMSD). The AVMSD enables the free circulation of audiovisual content and meets important public policy goals such as banning incitement to hatred, protecting minors from harmful content and promoting European audiovisual works. The first part of the report […]

Gambling Act 2005

Gambling Act 2005

The Gambling Act 2005 (text) sets out rules about the UK’s gambling sector. The Act has 3 main aims: keeping gambling crime free; making sure that gambling is fair and open; and protecting children and vulnerable adults. The Gambling Act 2005 replaces the Gaming Act 1968, the Lotteries & Amusements Act 1976 and certain elements of the Betting, Gaming […]

Coroners and Justice Act 2009

Coroners and Justice Act 2009

The UK Coroners and Justice Act 2009 sets out offences for non-photographic visual depictions of child sex abuse displayed online. The Coroners and Justice Act 2009 makes it illegal to own pornographic pictures depicting under-18s participating in sexual activities, or depictions of sexual activity in the presence of someone under 18. IT professionals need to be aware of […]

Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act 1955

Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act 1955

The UK’s Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act 1955 prevents the dissemination of certain pictorial publications harmful to children and young persons. Websites and other electronic publications need to take care… The Children and Young Persons (Harmful Publications) Act 1955 prevents the dissemination of certain pictorial publications harmful to children and young persons. The Act applies […]