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UK MPs call for new Compulsory Ethics Code for technology companies

Monday 18 February 2019 | 11:17 CET | News
UK MPs have recommended a new Compulsory Code of Ethics for technology companies, overseen by an independent regulator. This recommendation was made in the final report on 'Disinformation and Fake News' from the Digital, Culture, Media & Sport Committee.

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