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UK unveils online safety laws, with 'duty of care' for social media, tech firms

Thursday 30 May 2019 | 11:59 CET | News
The UK government has unveiled what it says are the world's first online safety laws. The laws introduce new standards, and impose "duty of care" on social media and tech companies, plus heavy fines for non-compliance. They will be enforced by an appointed independent regulator. A 12 week consultation has been opened. Final proposals for the new legislation will follow.

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