UK's House of Lords push for new regulations to protect children online
Posted in: Child Protection&Online Safety at 20/11/2017 01:06
Technology firms could be subjected to tough new regulations to protect the privacy and mental health of children as a result of a cross-party campaign that is likely to inflict a defeat on the government within weeks.
An amendment from the crossbencher and film director Beeban Kidron to a bill going through the House of Lords has won the support of senior Tories, Labour and the Lib Dems. Its backers warn that teenagers are being bombarded by bespoke advertising and endless notifications and can routinely have their locations tracked by GPS.