Rocio Concha, Which? Director of Advocacy, said:
“For years we have exposed the lack of protections for consumers online, from the sale of unsafe products to misleading information – so this agreement is a very positive step. International cooperation is vital if we are to tackle the global challenges of harmful content online and the dominance of a few tech giants posing a risk for digital markets to function well for consumers worldwide.
“It’s good to see the UK Government playing a leading role and using its presidency of the G7 to protect citizens online and upgrade consumer protections for the digital age. To achieve this, online platforms must be given a legal responsibility to identify, prevent and remove unsafe and misleading content on their sites and competition authorities need to have the right powers to promote competition in digital markets.”