Sam Wood was seconded to the UK’s Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sports. Sam worked as an economist within DCMS’ Security and Online Harms Directorate to assist with developing the UK policy approach to tackling online harms. His primary role was to develop a quantified impact assessment of the proposed policy approach. This included analysing the nature and prevalence of harms occurring on online platforms. It also involved assessing the potential costs of the policy, both to businesses within scope and to the government and regulator.