UK government publishes details of digital regulation to combat ‘Online Harms’ (UPDATED)

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On 15 December 2020, the UK government published its long-awaited proposals “to make the UK a safer place to be online” through its final response to the Online Harms White Paper Proposing a new regulatory framework for online companies, it targets a wide range of illegal or harmful content affecting individual users. Committing to introducing the Online Safety Bill in 2021, the proposals would mark the end of the “era of self-regulation”, instead placing significant legal and practical responsibility on online companies.

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