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Complaints will be lodged after commission set up: Sayed-Khaiyum

May 20, 2018 1:06 am

Acting Prime Minister, Aiyaz Sayed-Khaiyum says that when the Online Safety Commission is formed, it’s expected that people will start lodging complaints about social media postings that are explicit and harmful to them.

Sayed-Khaiyum says that the commission is about resolving matters and creating awareness.

He says having the commission will make a difference.

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“This is the whole point, technology is changing, and we have a lot of issues that are coming up that our laws could not cater for, not everything is about using the big stick, and we also need to be able to provide particular mechanisms for people to be able to resolve such personal intimate matters.”

Sayed-Khaiyum says other jurisdictions have seen the wisdom in this such as Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

He says that there are many individuals and families in particular women who are actually suffering because of the lack of some form of regulation in that space.

The Online Safety Commission will be established after the announcement of the national budget next month.

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