Why a no-deal Brexit could make regulating Facebook harder

If Boris Johnson crashes out, don’t be surprised if tax and regulatory proposals against the Big Tech companies are the first to be jettisoned.

The Conservatives' 2017 manifesto promised social media regulation. Their Government produced an Online Harms White Paper which has been out for consultation, and, while chancellor, Philip Hammond promised a Digital Services Tax. But could a No-deal Brexit blow social media regulation off the agenda?

Crashing out of the EU means crashing out of a multinational polity which has been prepared to take tough action against the tech giants, with serious fines being levied on Facebook...
source: New Statesman

2019-09-11 19:47
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