‘Digital Safety Commissioner’ To Be Appointed This Year

Following the increasing concerns for children and young people online, the government is appointing a Digital Safety Commissioner this year.

Even though doubts were raised by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar in an interview with The Irish Times, claiming that a commissioner isn’t the right way forward.

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten, who made the proposal, will still be going ahead with choosing the future commissioner this year.

The Digital Safety Commissioner’s role will include taking down illegal content, raising awareness for internet safety and stimulate positive digital use among children and young people alike.

The role is being based off the Australian and New Zealand model.

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