I had a thought about what could be included in these upcoming internet safety laws.
Given the speed that technology moves, the speed some platforms can fall and others rise to take their place. Perhaps one thing that should be included in all of these new laws, is a clause that says they HAVE to be looked at and reviewed every say 5 years.
5 years gives plenty of time to ensure the law takes effect, and importantly for users and people here, at least time to gather evidence of what does / does not work so that changes , if needed can be added as amendments to these laws.
Making this part of the law, gives governments / lawmakers a legal duty to ensure that particular law is fit for purpose and is still doing what is intended.
I know here in the UK there are still some laws on our statute books that are 100’s of years old.
We risk making laws that could in a few years end up obsolete and worthless with regard to efforts to keep people safe on line.
Of course, we also need to ensure we maintain that fine balance between activists / journalists etc remaining anonymous so they can carry out their work in countries where they are at risk of arrest and in some cases execution or prison but balance that with free speech and expression without giving some individuals who intend to spread harm, mis-information etc from doing so without consequences.
Just thought I would suggest this.