The much-criticised Digital Economy Bill has just received the Royal Assent (Thursday 27 April 2017) and is now law in the UK.
The British Government claims that the new Act will do the following:
- empower consumers and ensure everyone has access to broadband wherever they live, including rural areas which has suffered from a lack of broadband connectivity
- build a better infrastructure fit for the digital future
- enable better public services using digital technologies
- provide important protections for citizens from spam email and nuisance calls and protect children from online pornography.
On this last point, the NSPCC has already called on the British Government to regulate social media companies such as Facebook and Twitter and to fine these companies if they fail to protect children on...Read More