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Online service providers are required to report on how they are implementing the Basic Online Safety Expectations (the 'Expectations'), as set out by the Australian government.

The Expectations are intended to help keep Australians safe while using social media, messaging and gaming services, as well as other apps and websites.

Under section 56(2) of the Online Safety Act 2021, eSafety can issue non-periodic reporting notices (or 'transparency notices') requiring online service providers to report on their implementation of the Expectations.

The aim of this report is therefore to improve transparency and accountability of providers by providing better information about what they are actually doing – or not doing – to keep Australians safe, and to incentivise services to improve their safety standards.

Related Information

Basic Online Safety Expectations: regulatory guidance https://apo.org.au/node/321222

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