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Online Eraser Law for the UK

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Online Eraser Law for the UK

As some are aware, California has a law allowing juveniles to request that social media providers remove certain content posted by the juvenile.  The law is often referred to as the California Online Eraser Law.  I have previously discussed this law here.

It appears that the Online Eraser law is gaining in popularity at least in the U.K. where the British Prime Minister recently announced plans to introduce a version of the law in Parliament.  The proposed UK law goes beyond merely allowing juveniles to expunge content; it also imposes fines on social media providers that fail to prevent users from accidentally coming across pornography, hate speech, and other harmful material.  In addition, this legislation requires social media providers to remove “inappropriate, bullying, harmful or illegal content” that has been flagged.

To read more about this proposed legislation go here.

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