The Online Safety Act 2023

The Online Safety Act 2023
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  • Released 4th Mar 2024
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This is a 30-minute PowerPoint presentation dealing with Part 10 of the Online Safety Act 2023.

Hugely important for anyone working in criminal Law – whether for the defence or for the prosecution

Part 10 came into force in its entirety on the 31st January 2024 as a result of Statutory Instrument 2024 Ni.31

Part 10 is very important and creates new offences concerning communications – they are dealt with in Sections 179 – 184

Part 10 also repeals existing offences under the Malicious Communications Acts of 1978 and 2003 and Sections 33 – 35 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015 – Section 189

Part 10 also inserts new offences into the Sexual Offences Act 2003 concerning the sending or threats to send intimate photographs or film.

Learning Objectives:

  • The new false communication offence
  • The new threatening communication offence
  • Offences concerning the sending or showing of flashing images
  • Offence of encouraging or assisting serious self-harm
  • Offence of sending photographs or films of genitals
  • Offences dealing with sharing or threatening to share intimate photographs or film


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Colin Beaumont

Managing Director • Legal Eagle Training Limited

Colin Beaumont graduated in law in 1981 and qualified as a Barrister in 1982. Colin spent many years advising magistrates before re-qualifying as a solicitor in 1996 and spending 20 years as a solicitor practising/advising on defence work. Colin has been involved in teaching the profession (both solicitors and barristers) for more than 25 years, and continues to do so.

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