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regulators and government

Detailed below are links to other regulatory bodies and government departments. icstis accepts no responsibility for the availability, content or accuracy of the information provided on these sites and accepts no liability for any loss resulting from the use of any of these websites.

Advertising Standards Authority is the self-regulatory body for broadcast and non-broadcast advertising.

British Board of Film Classification is the independent body, responsible for classifying films and videos.

Charity Commission is responsible for registering and regulating UK charities.

Department of Culture, Media and Sport is responsible for issues relating to culture, media and sport. This extends to gambling policy.

Department of Trade and Industry is responsible for economic development and competitiveness.

Financial Services Authority is responsible for financial services regulation.

Home Office is responsible for internal affairs in the UK. This extends to child safety and the Internet.

Information Commissionerís Office (ICO) is responsible for enforcing data protection and freedom of information legislation.

Internet Watch Foundation addresses, through its hotline, the problem of illegal material on the Internet, with particular reference to child pornography.

Office of Communications (Ofcom) is the UKís communications regulator.

Office of Fair Trading is responsible for fair trading in the UK.
Press Complaints Commission is the self-regulatory body which oversees the editorial content of newspapers and magazines. 

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