UK to introduce online laws

Last Update: May 21, 2018

UK culture secretary has promised to introduce normality into online tech world, and make UK the safest place in the world. He wants the tech giants to verify users' age, before allowing access, and failure to do so will result in heavy penalty, he said.

He set up a committee to work up on a code of practice to tackle bullying, intimidating, humiliating content, and a regular internet safety transparency. The law could take effect as early as Autumn

Four in ten people experience abuse, and six in ten are able to view inappropriate contents, so he aims to end the era of technology self regulation.

Do you think he will succeed at this? I along with others are eargerly waiting.

All the best always.

Lanu.

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MSnargrass Premium
Interesting! Thanks for sharing!
Best,
Marcus
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Elijah1916 Premium
My pleasure.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
That sounds great!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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Elijah1916 Premium
Yes, if it works, but I am still unsure of how it will work out.
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KristylaureL Premium
I think it would be a plus.. :)
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Elijah1916 Premium
Yes, if it works my dear. See Kyle's response below.
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Kyle Premium Plus
Although a commendable and ambitious goal, this is going to represent all sorts of issues and is going to be tough to implement as much of the internet operates out of anonymity and we have to acknowledge that over 50% of all traffic is web/automated bots (many of which play an important role).

Will be interesting to see how this pans out, there certainly does need to be some more regulation in this area, but unfortunately I don't think there is going to be a one-size fits all across all platforms.
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Elijah1916 Premium
I agree with you Kyle.
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suzzziq Premium
I hope he succeeds in his mission, but it will be a huge challenge to take on! Thanks for sharing, Lanu:)
Blessings:)
Suzi
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Elijah1916 Premium
I believe so too my dear. We are all waiting to see how this will work out.
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