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Online Alert Risk Principles

Keeping people safe online with real-time risk alerts

Online Alert Risk Principles


The online world is a difficult place. While it opens incredible opportunities, people have to deal with increasing risks. The best way to handle these threats is to stop them becoming a real problem by giving people useful information when they need it. To do this, we’ve created five principles for alerting people to detected threats.

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Developed through work with UK Government, law enforcement and industry leaders, our alert principles focus on enhancing internet activity rather than blocking it. This is done by empowering people with the information needed to protect themselves online.

By following our principles, the alerts you create won’t cause undue alarm or be ignored altogether. Giving your users information in this way will help them navigate the internet more safely and with a better understanding of the threats that exist.

Download our guide to the five principles to understand how they make people safer online.

Online Alert Risk Principles

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