0
Wireless

UK digital minister pledges tough sanctions on social media firms for online harms

Friday 9 October 2020 | 11:07 CET | News
UK digital minister Caroline Dinenage has warned that social media firms face being barred from the UK if they fail to protect children from online dangers, reports The Telegraph. 

Thank you for visiting Telecompaper

Sign up below to get access to the rest of this article and all the telecom news you need.

  • Register free and gain access to even more articles from Telecompaper. Register here
  • Subscribe and get unlimited access to Telecompaper’s full coverage, with a customised choice of news, commentary, research and alerts.

Subscriptions

Already registered?



Free Headlines in your E-mail

Every day we send out a free e-mail with the most important headlines of the last 24 hours.

Subscribe now

Categories: Internet / Mobile & Wireless
Countries: United Kingdom
::: add a comment

Add comment

Please login or register to leave a comment.

We welcome comments that add value to the discussion. We attempt to block comments that use offensive language or appear to be spam, and our editors frequently review the comments to ensure they are appropriate. If you see a comment that you believe is inappropriate to the discussion, you can bring it to our attention by using the report abuse links. As the comments are written and submitted by visitors of the Telecompaper website, they in no way represent the opinion of Telecompaper.


Related

New online services competition regulator starts work in UK

Published 07 Apr 2021 11:07 CET | United Kingdom
The UK government has launched a new online regulator to protect competition and stop tech giants such as Google and Facebook ...

UK government confirms plans for Online Harms legislation in 2021

Published 15 Dec 2020 14:32 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Government has published its response to the consultation on the Online Harms White Paper, outlining a new duty of care ...

UK children's online safety threatened by end-to-end encryption - study

Published 08 Dec 2020 11:31 CET | United Kingdom
UK children are at risk of greater exploitation and abuse as a result of plans by technology companies to adopt end-to-end ...

UK Peers warn govt about weakening new online harm regulations

Published 29 Oct 2020 11:59 CET | United Kingdom
UK Peers have written to the Government warning that the new online harms regulator must be given 'real powers' to hold social ...

UK govt provides GBP 29 mln funding for online privacy research projects

Published 28 Oct 2020 15:02 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Government has announced GBP 29 million of funding for six research centres to tackle online safety and privacy ...

Ofcom publishes regulation guide for video-sharing platforms in the UK

Published 21 Oct 2020 16:59 CET | United Kingdom
UK regulator Ofcom has published a guide to the new regulatory requirements for UK-based video-sharing platforms (VSPs), which ...

MPs concerned as UK govt delays online harms legislation until 2021

Published 16 Oct 2020 12:20 CET | United Kingdom
The Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Select Committee has expressed disappointment after the UK government ...

NSPCC sets out six tests for UK govt to deliver Online Harms Bill

Published 30 Sep 2020 12:03 CET | United Kingdom
The NSPCC has published a new report outlining how the UK government's upcoming Online Harms Bill must set the global standard ...

Google, YouTube face UK lawsuit over alleged spying on millions of children

Published 15 Sep 2020 11:30 CET | United Kingdom
Tech justice non-profit Foxglove has filed a lawsuit with the UK High Court against Google-owned YouTube for allegedly breaking ...

UK government announces launch of new National Data Strategy

Published 09 Sep 2020 10:17 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Government has announced the launch of a National Data Strategy putting data at the heart of the UK recovery from the ...

MPs report shows Covid-19 misinformation spreading without online harms regulator

Published 23 Jul 2020 11:45 CET | United Kingdom
The House of Commons Digital, Culture, Media & Sport (DCMS) Committee has published a report on misinformation during the ...

UK's CMA calls for new regulatory regime to tackle market power of Google, Facebook

Published 01 Jul 2020 16:15 CET | United Kingdom
The UK Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has published its final report of a market study into online platforms and digital ...

Lords committee chair say online harms bill delayed until 2021

Published 30 Jun 2020 09:11 CET | United Kingdom
The Chair of the Lords Democracy and Digital Committee in the UK has said the government's online protection bill has been ...

Ofcom chief executive says fines must be part of regime for regulating social media

Published 23 Jun 2020 14:44 CET | United Kingdom
The new chief executive of UK regulator Ofcom, Dame Melanie Dawes, has told MPs that it would not hesitate to fine social media ...

UK report calls for online harms regulator to have oversight of online targeting

Published 05 Feb 2020 11:32 CET | United Kingdom
The Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation (CDEI) has published its first recommendations to the UK government on social media ...

UK parents increasingly concerned by risks of children being online - Ofcom

Published 04 Feb 2020 11:21 CET | United Kingdom
More UK parents now feel that their children's online activity has more risks than benefits, according to the latest annual study ...





Calendar   /   Industry Events

07 May Telus International Q1 2021
07 May Cellnex Q1 2021
07 May TDS, US Cellular Q1
10 May NortonLifeLock fiscal Q4, investors day
10 May 8x8 fiscal Q4 results
10 May Synchronoss Q1
10 May Boingo Wireless Q1 2021
10 May Weibo Q1 2021
10 May Ceva Q1 2021
11 May Vizio Q1 2021
11 May Allot Q1 2021
11 May United Internet Q1 2021
11 May Softbank FY results
11 May Sonim Q1 2021
11 May Magyar Telekom Q1 2021
11 May Radcom Q1 2021
11 May Telefonica Brasil Q1 2021
11 May Lattice Semiconductor investor day
11 May Small Cells World Summit
12 May Airtel Africa Q1 2021
12 May Mediaset Q1 2021
12 May NEC FY results
12 May Syn Q1 results 2021
12 May Telefonica Deutschland Q1 2021
12 May Deutsche Telekom Q1 2021
12 May Bredband2 Q1 2021
12 May Lumentum fiscal Q3
12 May OTE Q1 2021
13 May Inwit Q1 2021
13 May DZS investors day
::: More Calendar Items