Former Australian Federal Police officer Alastair MacGibbon has become the nation’s new cyber-cop.
Facebook and Twitter could be fined up to $17,000 per day if they fail to quickly take down cyber-bullying content, under new powers given to the government’s first Children’s e-Safety Commissioner.
The government has appointed Alastair MacGibbon, a former AFP agent and eBay head of trust and safety, as its first Children’s e-Safety Commissioner.
Fines to social media companies of up to $17,000 for failing to remove offensive material on their sites have been described as a 'legislative hammer' by the new Federal Government internet watchdog.
Leading online safety expert Alastair MacGibbon has been appointed to the role of Children’s e-Safety Commissioner, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister for Communications Paul Fletcher announced today.
Well good morning. Well I'm very pleased to be here to announce the new Children's e-Safety Commissioner. And this is an important step in the continuing work of the Abbott Government to enhance online safety for children.