Tech firms should have ‘duty of care’ imposed on them, says House of Lords committee

Technology companies are “failing” to regulate themselves, a new report by a House of Lords committee says.  The Communications Committee believes a new central authority to co-ordinate regulators and protect the public online should be formed. Its report – Regulating in a Digital World – recommends the creation of a new Digital Authority to oversee…

Snapchat augmented reality turns empty store into virtual Lego shop

Augmented reality technology is being used to transform an empty store into a virtual Lego clothing shop that customers can explore on their smartphone using Snapchat. A pop-up shop selling a limited-edition Lego Wear clothing line for adults opens in Fitzrovia, London today only, but the physical building is actually empty, except for a Snapcode…

Social media companies should face fines for duty of care failures, says NSPCC

Social media companies that breach “duty of care” laws designed to keep children safe online could face criminal investigation and unlimited fines, under proposals due to be outlined by the NSPCC. Firms that do not introduce measures to protect children from harm such as sexual abuse, bullying and self-harm could be prosecuted for a breach of…