UK wants tech companies to control their content and will be able to fine them with 10% of their global turnover

The UK Parliament this Thursday published the first version of the future digital security law, which great Britain will increase responsibility big internet platform about their content and who foresee a fine of up to 10% of the company’s global turnover.

The law, which is now beginning to be passed through the House of Commons and the House of Lords, will require social networks, search engines and other applications widely used it filter your content to protect minors, prevent illegal activities and prevent fraudulent advertising.

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It also provides “strong check” from the age limit of 18 years on pages with pornographic content, as well as measures to prevent “abuse” by anonymous people on social networks.

It cyber flashor sending obscene images to foreigners would be a crime in England and Wales, while penalties for threats launched via the internet would be tightened.

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The law also provides for jail terms for managers who do not cooperate in investigations initiated by Britain’s telecommunications regulator (Ofcom).

“The Internet has changed our lives for the better. The Internet has connected us and empowered us. However, on the other hand, technology companies are irresponsible when, through their platforms, damage, abuse and criminal behaviorThe Minister for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries, said in a statement.

“If we don’t act, we risk compromising the well-being and innocence of countless generations of children, exposed to the uncontrollable power of algorithms,” the minister added.

Roderick Gilbert

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