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SEP 01, 2022 | AUSTRALIA

BSA Helps Draft Industry Codes to Protect Australians from Harmful Content Online

CANBERRA – September 1, 2022 – BSA | The Software Alliance has been working together with five other associations in Australia to help draft a set of industry codes to protect citizens from certain harmful content online.

Australia’s Online Safety Act 2021 requires the development of codes by industry associations to regulate certain types of harmful online material, such as child sexual exploitation and pro-terror material. Once finalized, the draft codes will be submitted for registration to the eSafety Commissioner.

Feedback is now invited on the draft industry codes from communities, industry, other stakeholders, and the public. The draft industry codes and an accompanying explanatory paper are available here. Submissions may be lodged before October 2.

For more information, please visit: www.onlinesafety.org.au


BSA | The Software Alliance (www.bsa.org) is the leading advocate for the global software industry before governments and in the international marketplace. Its members are among the world’s most innovative companies, creating software solutions that help businesses of all sizes in every part of the economy to modernize and grow.

With headquarters in Washington, DC, and operations in more than 30 countries, BSA pioneers compliance programs that promote legal software use and advocates for public policies that foster technology innovation and drive growth in the digital economy.


Michael O’Brien

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