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Tech platforms will see close scrutiny under plans to make UK ‘safest in the world’ to go online

Published on: 16 December 2020
Published by: MLex
  • Tech platforms will see close scrutiny under plans to make UK ‘safest in the world’ to go online
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MLex: Major tech companies hosting user-generated content will face duty of care obligations under a new strict online harms regime proposed by the UK government. The new rules will introduce an independent regulator with enhanced powers to impose fines of up to £18m ($US 24m) or 10% of global turnover, whichever higher, or even block companies from operating in the UK if they keep illegal content online. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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