On 4 March 2019 Minister Bruton launched a public consultation on the regulation of harmful online content and the implementation of the revised Audiovisual Media Services Directive. The consultation closed on 15 April 2019
A total of 84 submissions were received in response, and these were published on the Department's website on 27 June 2019. The Department wishes to acknowledge the high quality and detailed consideration of issues set out in the submissions.
This document provides a high level summary of the issues raised, and draws together the range of views expressed in respect of the many complex issues set out in the submissions. It identifies a number of emerging themes under the 4 proposed Strands of regulation.
The submissions will provide an important input into the ongoing development of an Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.