Big technology giants amongst organizations called to urgently report. And failure to answer could lead to heavy daily penalties
Global tech giants including Apple and also Facebook have been demanded to show Australian powers what they are truly doing to halt child abuse on their platforms or risk daily fines.
Australia has ordered global technology giants to show what steps they are taking to battle child abuse on their networks or face large fines, the government reported on Tuesday.
The action is under the Online Safety Act 2021 and calls for the companies to disclose on how they are handling the proliferation of child sexual exploitation content.
In the case that they don’t answer within the timeframe, the companies could very well face penalties of AU$555,000 each day, according to a statement from the commission. This is the very first such demand under the new legislation that was introduced last year.
Additional information and details are available at: esafety.gov.au/industry/basic-online-safety-expectations.
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