Dating apps must share information about threatening behaviour, says Australia’s eSafety watchdog

who was in Canberra for the resumption of parliament, met virtually with his counterpart, Wang Wentao, for about 90 minutes on Monday.Sign

Rise in online abuse a concern for regulator, who says investigators will be on the lookout for racist behaviour during voice to parliament referendumFollow our Australia news live blog for the latest updatesGet our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcastDating apps must cooperate to share information about “bad actors” using their services to abuse and harass other users, Australia’s eSafety Commissioner said, as new data shows three-quarters of Australian adults reported at least one negative online experience in the last year.Julie Inman Grant said her agency may soon issue legal notices to online dating services, compelling them to report on how they are responding to violence and threats – and also said the agency’s investigators would be actively looking out for misinformation and abuse of First Nations people during the Indigenous voice to parliament referendum.Sign

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