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Thursday 1st November 2012 | 14:20
Claire Perry: Focus on Evidence, not Ideology in Online Child Protection Debate
Claire Perry MP, Chair of the Independent Parliamentary Inquiry into Online Protection, called yesterday for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to focus on the evidence rather than on ideology in the debate about online child protection.
With the Government currently reviewing submissions to the UKCISS consultation on parental controls, Claire also highlighted the need for a single regulator to oversee internet content and called for Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to accept more social responsibility for the products they provide.
Following the Westminster Hall debate, Claire said:
“When talking about the issue of internet safety, we can get weighed down in theoretical debates rather than the fact that the current online safety tools are not working.
“ISPs need to understand the widespread concern over this issue and I want to see their focus shift away from worrying about “Big Brother” ideology towards a workable, cost effective solution for families.”