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The safety tech sector: collaborating internationally to combat online harms

Ian Stevenson, Chair of the Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA) and CEO of Cyan  When the G7 meets in the UK, it will be the first time world leaders will have met face-to-face since the world changed (perhaps) irreversibly. But despite the pandemic being the priority focus for many leaders over the last year, other challenges have continued to …

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UK a leader in the global Safety Tech sector

The UK Government recently published the UK Safety Tech Sector: 2021 Analysis and Safety Tech in the UK: Skills and Capabilities reports which both highlight how British tech companies dedicated to making the internet a safer place are thriving. With more people than ever going online during the pandemic, the new research published last week shows the safety tech sector is one of the fastest growing parts of the UK’s tech industry:  …

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OSTIA members partner with EU to launch cross-border online age verification system in 2022

In a positive sign that the UK Safety Tech sector will continue to work well with its friends and partners in the European Union, a number of OSTIA members are part of a successful consortium appointed by the Commission to develop the infrastructure required to facilitate online age verification and parental consent across the continent. …

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Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA) launches at Leeds Digital Festival

Today marked a significant step forward in the UK’s fight against online harms, with the launch of the Online Safety Tech Industry Association (OSTIA). The first of its kind, we are bringing together innovative companies who operate in the field of online safety, who believe the UK is at the forefront of safety tech and …

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WORKING GROUP FORMED TO DEVELOP NEW ONLINE SAFETY ASSOCIATION

In November 2019 a group of leaders from the online safety community met in Westminster to explore challenges and opportunities in the sector.  We collectively concluded that there is a need for a body that represents those creating technology for online safety. Following a further meeting in February, we’ve agreed basic principles for a new body to …

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A REPRESENTATIVE BODY OF ONLINE SAFETY INNOVATORS AND STAKEHOLDERS EMERGES

On Friday 29 November 2019, Cyan Forensics and PUBLIC invited a range of innovators and other stakeholders from the online safety community to meet in Westminster. The group gathered to discuss the challenges and opportunities in front of them.   Baroness Shields (previously UK Minister for Internet Safety and Security, and now sitting in the House of Lords) …

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