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Industry assessment tools

The Industry Self-Assessment Tools
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Watch the eSafety Commissioner take you through the interactive industry assessment tools that help to make the Safety by Design principles actionable and effective. In the video, the eSafety Commissioner talks about how these tools help tech companies put safety front and centre in service and product design and development.

This is an additional video, hosted on YouTube.

Purpose of the tools

eSafety’s industry assessment tools guide and support technology companies to embed user safety into the culture, ethos and operations of their businesses from the ground up.

The tools ask participants to respond to specific sets of questions that focus on what systems, processes and practices are in place within their organisation in relation to user safety and rights.

Two assessment tools

There are two assessment tools – one designed for start-up companies and the other for more established technology companies:

Chart showing two options for self-assessment tools: the Start-Up tool for early-stage companies with less than 49 employees; and the Enterprise Tool suitable for both mid weight companies with 50-249 employees and enterprise organisations with more than 250 employees

(Source: eSafety Commissioner)

The start-up assessment tool is designed to guide early stage or start-up companies to improve and innovate online safety. You can find more information about the start-up assessment tool on eSafety’s website:

The enterprise assessment tool is designed to guide mid-tier and enterprise companies on ways to improve and innovate online safety. You can find more information about the enterprise assessment tool on eSafety’s website:

Both tools guide participants through a series of questions, give them examples of current good practice, and provide evidence-based resources and templates.

While most of the content and activities this week refer specifically to the enterprise assessment tool, we also encourage you to make use of the start-up assessment tool to support your understanding of the foundational aspects of online risks and harms and user safety.

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