OSTIA Chair and CEO of Cyan, Ian Stevenson, has become the newest member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for Digital Safety. The Global Coalition for Digital Safety, launched in June 2021, is a global, public-private, multi-stakeholder co-operation platform for developing innovations and advancing collaborations that tackle harmful content and conduct online.
He joins other prominent figures in the global online safety space as a member of the Coalition, such as Julie Inman Grant, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner, Dame Melanie Dawes, Chief Executive of Ofcom and Susie Hargreaves, CEO of Internet Watch Foundation.
Ian said, “I’m delighted to have joined the World Economic Forum’s Global Coalition for Digital Safety, alongside an impressive and experienced line-up of existing members. I’m looking forward to working with the Forum and sharing OSTIA members’ understanding, capabilities and ideas in discussions and strategic thinking around online safety innovation.”
Explaining the role of the Coalition, Cathy Li, Head of Media, Entertainment, and Sport Industries at the World Economic Forum said, “This Coalition serves to bring together leaders in the public and private sector to cooperate globally on solutions that will ultimately reduce the consumption and distribution of material that is causing harm – especially to vulnerable members of our population.”
The Global Coalition for Digital Safety aims to accelerate public-private cooperation to tackle harmful content online and will serve to exchange best practices for new online safety regulation, take coordinated action to reduce the risk of online harms, and drive forward collaboration on programs to enhance digital media literacy.