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ONLINE SAFETY ACT 2021 - SECT 73

Service provider notifications

             (1)  If:

                     (a)  material is provided on:

                              (i)  a social media service; or

                             (ii)  a relevant electronic service; or

                            (iii)  a designated internet service; and

                     (b)  the Commissioner is satisfied that the material is or was cyber-bullying material targeted at an Australian child; and

                     (c)  a complaint has been made to the Commissioner under section 30 about the material;

the Commissioner may, with the consent of the complainant, give the provider of the service a written notice that:

                     (d)  identifies the material; and

                     (e)  states the Commissioner is satisfied that the material is cyber-bullying material targeted at an Australian child.

             (2)  If the Commissioner is satisfied that there were 2 or more occasions during the previous 12 months on which:

                     (a)  cyber-bullying material targeted at an Australian child is, or has been, provided on:

                              (i)  a social media service; or

                             (ii)  a relevant electronic service; or

                            (iii)  a designated internet service; and

                     (b)  the provision of the material contravened the service's terms of use;

the Commissioner may:

                     (c)  prepare a statement to that effect; and

                     (d)  publish the statement on the Commissioner's website; and

                     (e)  give a copy of the statement to the provider of the service.



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