Theresa May to create new internet that would be controlled and regulated by UK government
Posted in: Government & Policy at 21/05/2017 22:51
Theresa May is planning to introduce huge regulations on the way the internet works, allowing the government to decide what is said online.
Particular focus has been drawn to the end of the manifesto, which makes clear that the Tories want to introduce huge changes to the way the internet works.
"Some people say that it is not for government to regulate when it comes to technology and the internet," it states. "We disagree."
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Theresa May has promised to make Britain the world’s internet policeman and served notice that technology giants will be forced to give their customers more power over their own data.
The prime minister said that Britain “should be a leader” in regulating the internet as she outlined new details of a crackdown on how companies hold and exploit personal data. “We want the UK to be . . . the best place for a digital business to be set up and to grow but also the safest and most secure place for people to be online,” she said in an interview with The Times.