Category Archives: Regulation

Review of cyber security for 2020

On 4 November 2019, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport put out a call for evidence as part of its review of cyber security incentives and regulation for 2020. The review aims to:

  • identify the barriers which prevent organisations from improving cyber security;
  • understand the effectiveness of existing regulations;
  • develop a range of policy proposals to address identified gaps.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 20 December 2019, and the questions can be completed online here:


Age rating of music videos

A pilot scheme for the classification of music videos by the British Board of Film Classification (BBFC) will be continued on a permanent basis.

The pilot, which was launched in October 2014, was agreed between the BPI, BBFC, government, the major UK record labels (Sony, Warner and Universal) and the two main UK providers of online content, Vevo and YouTube.

It required the record companies to submit to the BBFC, before release, all videos containing material that they considered might be inappropriate for those under 12, and then to pass on the BBFC’s certification and guidance on each such video to Vevo and YouTube, who would then display it on-screen alongside the video.

A six-month pilot phase for the participation of independent UK music labels will now begin.