Australian government demands Omegle and other tech companies answer to child sexual exploitation material on their platforms
Australia’s newly established eSafety Commissioner has issued legal notices to Apple, Meta (incl. WhatsApp), Microsoft (incl. Skype), Snap and Omegle requiring them to report the measures they are taking to tackle child sexual exploitation material on their platforms and services. Companies who do not respond to notices within 28 days can face financial penalties of up to $555,000 (AUS) a day.
“The Basic Online Safety Expectations are a world-leading tool designed to encourage fundamental online safety practices and drive transparency and accountability from tech companies. They will help us ‘lift the hood’ on what companies are doing – and are not doing – to protect their users from harm,” eSafety Commissioner Julie Inman Grant said.
“Some of the most harmful material online today involves the sexual exploitation of children and, frighteningly, this activity is no longer confined to hidden corners of the dark web but is prevalent on the mainstream platforms we and our children use every day.
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