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Disabled access day 2019—is the law fit to protect disabled people online?

Disabled access day 2019—is the law fit to protect disabled people online?
Published on: 15 March 2019
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Disabled access day 2019—is the law fit to protect disabled people online?
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  • What is the context of the report on online abuse law and disabled people and why was this angle in particular examined?
  • How is online abuse currently being regulated by the law and why, particularly for disabled people, is it not adequate anymore?
  • What were the key recommendations for reform in the report and do these go far enough? How and who would enforce these reforms?
  • Apart from changes to the law, what else could be changed eg should social media companies be held more accountable?
  • What will be some key challenges to reforming the law on online abuse, both for disabled people and more generally?

Article summary

Information Law analysis: On the eve of disabled access day 2019, we look at how effective current legislation is at protecting disabled users against abuse and discrimination in the online domain. Catherine Casserly, a barrister specialising in equality and discrimination at Cloisters, and Bela Gor, head of campaigns and legal at Business Disability Forum, come together to analyse the impact of a recent government report on the issue and how change can be achieved. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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