The UK has finally passed the Online Safety Bill. It's a wide-reaching piece of legislation that aims to improve child safety online. It threatens tech bosses who don't comply with fines and jail.
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The UK government is going to conduct a review to ensure existing legislation appropriately tackles exploitative and abusive online content. This review is separate from the Online Safety Bill.
Spotify has fallen foul of the EU's General Data Protection Regulations and has been fined SEK 58 million (equivalent to $5.4 million) by a Swedish regulator due to how it handles personal data.
A new bill in the UK could help to fight subscription traps and fake reviews that cost UK consumers £1.6 billion every year. It will also help restrain big tech and give smaller companies a chance.
President Joe Biden has signed the U.S. CHIPS and Science Act that provides subsidies worth $52.7 billion for the country's chip manufacturing industry and helping it compete against China.
A Filipino lawmaker has presented a bill that declares ghosting a criminal offense that could be punishable by community service. The ludicrous document has little chance of being passed as law.
Bipartisan legislation being proposed would make small crypto transactions exempt from capital gains taxes in the U.S. This could help cryptocurrencies better perform their namesake task.
Russia's President Putin signed a law to enact suspension of certain provisions of Federal Law “On Banks and Banking Activity”, and bans the use of digital assets as a payment mode in Russia.
EU and EEA residents can now cancel Amazon Prime with a much more streamlined process, following complaints from the European Commission in April 2021, resulting in less confusion.
The European Union has agreed to make USB-C the charging standard for a wide range of electronics, including phones and tablets, by 2024. The legislation will also apply to laptops around 2026.
Vodafone wants big tech, which is driving up data usage, to shoulder the burden of upgrading mobile networks as it and other operators are failing to do this and turn much of a profit.
Microsoft has unveiled the "Open App Store Principles" for storefronts. All of them apply immediately to the Microsoft Store while some are gradually being enforced for the Xbox Store.
The sweeping legislation includes new rights and protections for delivery workers. NYC has become one of the first cities in the U.S. to regulate food delivery apps in such a massive way.
Today, the European Parliament will be voting on a new legislation by the European Commission to standardize USB-C charging across most devices. If it becomes law, OEMs will have two years to comply.
The UK government said it's looking to change legislation to allow for the construction of bigger mobile masts to boost coverage in rural areas, ultimately aiming to eradicate mobile not-spots.
The Polish government has proposed a new law which would see the establishment of a free speech council that could fine social media firms if they delete content that's not illegal in Poland.
A new report from a House of Commons committee in the UK has found that drones pose a disproportionate danger to helicopters than other aircraft. Contributors recommended new legislation in response.
The California State Assembly is one step closer to passing a new bill which will make it legally obligatory for companies in the gig economy to recognize their workers as employees.
Google's CEO, Sundar Pichai, is due to go before Congress on Tuesday. The speech that he is set to deliver has already been published so you'll be able to read it in advance of the event itself.
Alphabet, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple will jointly throw their weight behind a lobbying effort to oppose Australia's proposed law seeking to gain access to encrypted data of suspected criminals.
The FCC's repeal of net neutrality is still more than 60 days away, which has given Senators seeking to overturn the ruling time to gather enough co-sponsors on a bill to force a full Senate vote.
The loss of net neutrality has Congress scrambling for a bill to take the onus off the FCC and make regulation of ISPs a law. But the first bill introduced does little to offer consumers protection.
British MPs are considering new amendments to the Digital Economy Bill 2016-17 which could see adult sites that don't implement age verification being blocked in the country.
India is working to introduce legislation that would ban map or satellite data of the country unless they are approved by the government. Incorrect map information will also be prohibited.
Apple has responded to the UK government's draft surveillance bill, 'Investigatory Powers Bill'. It details concerns that Apple has over the proposed legislation.
The UK is rushing through an emergency law following a ruling from the European Court of Justice which abolished the requirement of Telecom and Internet Service Providers to retain customer data.
Google has warned that it could be 'several weeks' before they will be able to properly deal with the huge backlog of 'right to be forgotten' requests that are currently piling up against the company.
Google is reportedly receiving scores of 'right to be forgotten' requests from citizens living in the EU who do not want their personal data to be visible in the website's search results.
Under new 'anti-terrorism' legislation in Russia, Skype, Facebook, Gmail and other services could be banned for failing to comply with new laws unless the companies changes where user data is stored.
Under a draft code published today by UK communications regulator Ofcom, ISPs could be eligible to send warning letters to copyright infringers by 2014. This gives ISPs rights to monitor user activity.
Digital activists are cheering after the author of SOPA has decided to drop DNS blocking provisions from the law, a controversial bill in the US Congress that is encountering staunch opposition.
Finland have recently passed legislation which secures their citizens a "legal right" to broadband. This step forward for Finland has resulted in a right to 1mbps broadband for all homes. This passing of law has...
After being caught trying to record the movie 'Dan in Real Life' last month, a man from QuÃ©bec now faces up to two years in jail, if convicted, thanks to Canada's new anti-camcording legislation. Should...
Consumer rights groups have voiced opposition to legislation introduced in the U.S. Congress last week that would require Internet broadcasters to deploy DRM (digital rights management) technology to prevent listeners from making unauthorized copies of...
Direct from the "It sounded like a great idea at the time" files comes the latest development in video game ratings legislation. Senator Sam Brownback (R-KS) is currently attempting to move the Truth in Video...
As reported earlier this week, French legislatures tried to get a bill passed forcing interoperability between all digital DRM systems such as those used in purchases from the Windows Media Player music store as well...
France may force Apple and Microsoft to figure out a digital detente, making songs bought using either technology interoperable. The fact that songs bought from iTunes won't work on devices powered by Microsoft and...
Leland Yee's new bill is more straightforward than last year's; it seeks to ban sales of graphically violent games to children under 17. California assemblyman Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) introduced a bill...
Halpin lashes out at "me-too politics" as Yee promotes reworded bill in California The Interactive Entertainment Merchants Association, a US body which represents videogame retailers, has criticised efforts in California to legislate...
Thanks to Slashdot for this pointer to a story over on Wired. Music CDs equipped with copy protection will, if Rick Boucher gets his wish, soon be as obsolete as eight-track cassettes....