The online safety tech sector continued to grow substantially in the UK and across the globe in 2022. We wanted to take this opportunity to recap some of the key highlights.
A summary of the latest information and events.
The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) Innovation Hub recently provided advice to UK Government’s Safety Tech Challenge Fund participants on key areas of data protection compliance. In this blogpost, ICO shares lessons learned from its participation. The lessons are important to note for developers of Safety Tech and platforms considering the adoption of relevant technology.
The Safety Tech Innovation Network spoke with the winners of the U.S-Paris Tech Challenge to hear more about their innovative projects that combat disinformation and propaganda.
Graham Francis and Sofia Hicks from the DCMS Safety Tech team reflect on the core values of Safety Tech, and areas to watch out for during 2022.
The G7 Safety Tech Summit, which took place on 16 November 2021, saw more than 50 global voices from government, academia, non-profit and tech sectors come together to discuss the potential for Safety Tech to enable safer online environments for all.
“When we set up the Safety Tech Innovation Network a year ago, we hoped we’d find an audience. We weren’t quite prepared for what happened next.” Ryan Jackson looks back on an amazing year for Safety Tech.
An introduction to practical ways in which online businesses can use tech to guard their platforms from child sexual abuse material.
A new report from DCMS, The UK Safety Tech Sector: 2021 Analysis identifies the safety tech sector as one of the fastest growing parts of the UK’s tech industry, with a 40% increase in revenues in the past year, reaching £314 million.
In the lead-up to Safety Tech 2021: Unleashing the Potential for a Safer Internet, the organisers discuss their plans and visions for the expo.
Sam Brown of Consequential discussed the agile business practice, Consequence Scanning, as an innovative tool that provides opportunities within product development to mitigate or address potential harms and disasters before they happen.
Earlier this month, DCMS launched the Online Safety Data Initiative – a 15 month project designed to test methodologies to facilitate better access to higher quality data to support the development of technology to identify and remove harmful and illegal content from the internet.
As digital consumption continues to boom, safety tech considerations are fast becoming vital and central components of innovation in technology. But what could the future look like?
Turing Institute, FutureGov and SafeToNet inspire attendees and provide practical advice in the first themed event held by the Safety Tech Innovation Network.
An international panel of experts put safety tech firmly on the agenda at the UN Internet Governance Forum on 5 November 2020, in an Open Forum dedicated to exploring the international potential of this exciting new tech sector.