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Executives of tech companies might end up behind bars if their platforms fail to comply with online safety guidelines, According to a new bill

The administration of the United Kingdom is pacing up the authority to grill the heads of tech companies and their CEOs if their businesses fail to comply with the upcoming safety-centered online content regulations.

The recent amendment to the carefully drafted regulation includes a period that gives commoners the ability to take the tech companies executives to court if their company fails to comply with the information requested by the law-makers.

And since the conservative party is in the majority in the commons, it could be possible that we might see this new internet safety bill which was in the making for a long time, finally pass to become law this year.

The online safety law was first published in the second quarter of 2021, we already have seen the impact it has made with amendments being made. The purpose remains the same; the administration is drafting a carefully planned structure that could control and monitor how social networking companies would react to troubling content (This includes a reign of standards and code of practice that would be monitored by the UK’s office of communication, also called Ofcom).
Like the new law’s name hints, the Johnson administration is broadly focusing on taking necessary steps to make the internet somewhat less risky. This means that the law will not only go head on head with the illegal content present over the internet but also roll out new regulations on how big platforms present on the internet should react to the legally permitted but dangerous content on the Internet.

Campaigners who are concerned with the safety of the younger generations have been vocal for some time now about how tech giants should eliminate harmful content present on the internet. The UK government has quickly picked up this cause, stating that the new law would make the UK the safest country to scroll online.

The newly amended law will be introduced in the Commons on Thursday, starting an exchange of dialogue over the controversial topic. The decision is being favored by many regulators.


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