The European Commission and the UK Government have both recently proposed how they plan to regulate online content.

The UK Government’s full response to the Online Harms White Paper outlines a categorised approach towards regulating illegal and legal content with companies having a duty of care towards their users which they can fulfil by following codes of practice. The European Commission’s Digital Services Act mandates that platforms that reach over 45 million people across Europe must limit the ability of illegal material spreading on their networks.

As the UK and EU continue to develop this legislation along similar timelines, we would like to invite you to join a virtual panel discussion organised jointly by Allied for Startups and techUK on Wednesday 14 April, 10.30 – 11.30 UK time to hear about the commonalities and differences of these two approaches.

This event is part of techUK’s #TechTracks series, looking at comparing and contrasting UK and EU regulatory approaches to technology.

Our panel will be made up of the following specialists:

  • Richard Wronka, Director for Online Harms, Ofcom
  • Diana Vlad Calcic, Policy Officer, DG Connect, European Commission
  • Mandy Chilcott, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Trustpilot
  • Lulu Freemont, Policy Manager, Digital Regulation, techUK (moderator)

If you have any issues with registering for this event, please email Zoe Brockbank.

Joining details will be sent to registered participants in a separate email the day before the event.


Sabina Ciofu

Sabina Ciofu

Associate Director – International, techUK