Britain has some good ideas for dealing with tech giants

published 01.08.2020 02:00

The government has also accepted recommendations to establish codes of conduct around the treatment of news media by online platforms.

The government is considering an “Online Harms Bill”, which would impose a duty of care on tech firms.

The government accepted the recommendations of the Digital Competition Expert Panel, chief among which was to set up a “digital markets unit” (DMU), a regulator to oversee big tech companies and encourage competition online.

“World-leading” after all Britain has some good ideas for dealing with tech giants But technocrats and government may find themselves at odds ON MARCH 11th the World Health Organisation declared covid-19 a pandemic, the Bank of England cut interest rates to 0.25% and Rishi Sunak, the chancellor, announced what then seemed like a fiscal bonanza.

Moreover, regulating online advertising seems at odds with the desire to make Britain more attractive to big internet platforms, points out Ashley Hurst, a technology disputes lawyer with Osborne Clarke, a law firm.

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