New Online Safety Bill fails to protect people from scams and fraudulent ads: Founder of MoneySavingExpert
- A new Online Safety Bill has been announced by the Government in the Queen’s speech during the opening of Parliament.
- It promises to ‘lead the way in ensuring internet safety for all’ – but according to MoneySavingExpert founder Martin Lewis, it is already a failure as it does not plan to protect people from scam and fraudulent ads.
- Mr. Lewis on behalf of MoneySavingExpert and the Money and Mental Health Policy Institute - alongside 15 other organisations called on the Government to use the Bill to help protect people from an avalanche of online scams.
- The coalition of firms calling for action, which also included consumer group Which?, charity Age UK, banking trade body UK Finance, and the City of London Police (which runs Action Fraud), argued that consumers needed to be better protected against the devastating financial and emotional harm caused by cybercrime.
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