UK Proposes Social Media Regulations

Taylor Hayes
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Attorney specializing in Business & Corporate Law and Cyber Law

The UK government on Monday proposed a plan for a “world-leading” package of online safety measures that will make companies more responsible for their users’ safety online, especially children and other vulnerable groups.

 

The proposed regulations suggest establishing in law a new duty of care towards users, which would be overseen by an independent regulator. Companies would be required to tackle a comprehensive set of harms, ranging from illegal activity and content to behaviors which are harmful but not necessarily illegal.

 

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