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In February 2019, the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport announced that it would consider how online advertising is regulated. The DCMS says that its aim is “to foster fair, accountable and ethical online advertising that works for citizens, businesses and society as a whole”.

This call for evidence is focused on the first pillar of this work, ensuring standards about the placement and content of advertising can be effectively applied and enforced online so that consumers have limited exposure to harmful or misleading advertising.

The deadline for providing evidence is midnight on 23 March 2020. The DCMS will publish a summary of relevant evidence as part of a formal consultation later in 2020. To access the DCMS call for evidence, click here.