Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright to meet Mark Zuckerberg for internet safety talks

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg is to discuss internet safety with the Digital Secretary Jeremy Wright today, as the Government looks to tackle online harms with legislative measures to protect vulnerable people. Mr Wright has flown out to San Francisco with Digital Minister Margot James this week, to meet with companies in Silicon Valley, the world’s…

Digital copyright reforms move a step further after approval of text

Controversial copyright law reforms that could affect what people can share on websites like YouTube have moved one step closer to becoming a reality, after EU decision makers agreed on changes to the text. The Committee of Permanent Representatives in the European Union (Coreper) concluded discussions on Friday evening on new compromise proposals, which will…

Children’s Commissioner urges social media to protect children from ‘disturbing content’

Social media companies must take more responsibility for protecting children from disturbing content on their platforms, the Children’s Commissioner for England has said. In an open letter to the platforms most used by children – YouTube, Facebook (which owns Instagram), Snapchat and Pinterest – Anne Longfield urged the companies to back a statutory duty of…