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Playing catch up

Intellectual Property Magazine

Playing catch up

Freeths’Iona Silverman and Kavita Raikundalia say that slow and steady won’t win the race when it comes to enforcing online regulation

A fineof £18m or 10% of annual global turnover: this is the penalty that platformproviders, including social media giants, will face for failing to comply withnew rules in the UK on online safety. To date, responsibility for complianceonline has largely rested with the individual or corporate users of platforms, 1however the new Online Safety Bill 2 seeks to shift thatresponsibility to platform providers themselves.

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