— 9 min read — Government interest in gaining access encrypted communications has been discussed over many years in multiple countries and is back on the agenda in the context of the UK’s Online Safety Bill. This Bill gives a regulator, OFCOM, a wide range of powers to order internet services to take steps to…Leave a Comment
— 3 min read — We begin the Committee Stage of our consideration of the Online Safety Bill in the House of Lords today. We can expect at least 10 days of debate where hundreds of amendments are proposed but none are voted on. This is usual in the UK system where the role of…Leave a Comment
— 5 min read — The UK’s Online Safety Bill arrived in the House of Lords this week for its Second Reading. At this stage we have a debate about the general principles of a proposed new law before discussing it line-by-line in the Committee and Report stages. There were over 60 peers wishing to…Leave a Comment
In this first episode of the year we discuss the Online Safety Bill and the latest changes, new challenges and everything from criminal liability to age verification in practice. Tune in and send us your questions and ideas.
Participants: Richard …
— 7 min read — A group of MPs has tabled an amendment to the Online Safety Bill calling for tech company executives to be liable for prosecution in relation to failures by their services to meet new child safety standards that are created by the Bill. It is understandable why such a move would…Leave a Comment
In this episode we review the year – looking at what kind of a year it was. Was it A Year of Catastrophes? A Year of Regulation? Or was it the Twitter year? We discuss the key events, things undervalued and missed — and what 2023 has to offer! Tune …Leave a Comment
— 12 min read — There is a lot happening at the moment to focus minds on the subject online content moderation. The EU has a new law coming into force called the Digital Services Act that creates significant new powers for government authorities to tell platforms how to moderate content. The UK is working…1 Comment
Richard presents a model of content moderation that explores motives, functions and problems associated with the content moderation value chain. We discuss digital villages and cities, and the gentrification of Reddit.
Participants: Richard Allan,…
In this episode we discuss the EU Digital Services Act that is published on the 27th in the Official Journal. We talk about its origins, motivation, signal value, concrete provisions and offer a few predictions for the coming years! Tune in!
In this episode we discuss the key drivers for regulation, in a nifty ABCDE-model. Tune in and listen to us discuss access, behaviour, content, data and… energy!
Participants: Richard Allan, Nicklas Berild Lundblad