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Press & Media: Blog / 2024

Exclusion of private messaging features from proposed Online Harms Act leaves a substantial threat to children unaddressed

This briefing note is to inform readers about the Canadian Centre for Child Protection’s view that Canada’s proposed Online Harms Act (Bill C-63) ought to be amended to ensure private messaging services and certain aspects of private messaging features be subject to regulation, given that a significant amount of harm experienced by children occurs in these exact digital environments.

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