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UK Government Publishes Draft Online Safety Bill to Tackle Illegal and Harmful Content Online

The proposals includes fines for non-compliance of up to the greater of £18 million or 10% of a provider’s annual global revenue. By Gail Crawford, Rachael Astin, Alain Traill, Katie Henshall, and Amy Smyth On 12 May 2021, the UK government published the Online Safety Bill (the Bill), which aims to establish a new regulatory … Continue Reading

Proposal for the Digital Services Act

The long-awaited update to the e-Commerce Directive proposes new obligations for online platforms and changes to the ‘safe harbours’ from liability for infringing content. By Jean-Luc Juhan, Deborah J. Kirk, Elisabetta Righini, Thies Deike, Grace E. Erskine, Alain Traill, and Amy Smyth On 15 December 2020, the European Commission released a set of long-awaited proposals … Continue Reading

UK Government Publishes Full Response to Online Harms White Paper

Organisations face fines of up to 10% of annual global turnover or £18 million (whichever the greater) for failure to comply. By Gail Crawford, Rachael Astin, Alain Traill, and Katie Henshall On 15 December 2020, the UK government published its full response to the Online Harms White Paper consultation, which sets out final proposals for … Continue Reading
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