Draft Online Safety Bill undergoing prelegislative scrutiny
techUK supports Safer Internet Day 2021
As we look ahead to the publication of the Online Safety Bill and new online risks and opportunities inevitably emerge, we should take example from Safer Internet Day by continuing our work in collaboration to form effective and proportionate solutions which will help make the UK one of the safest places to go online.
Tech innovation and digital skills initiatives bring enormous benefits to our day to day lives. Our members are working on the products and services which enable young people, families and professionals to work, socialise and learn online. techUK is proud to be part of Safer Internet Day to make sure that society can continue to be supported by innovation, while developing digital skills and resilience to stay safe and confident online.
Tackling some of the most challenging questions of regulating online content and misinformation
In February, techUK and our expert panelists looked ahead to ask whether we are now able to identify the biggest threats from online misinformation and what actions need to be taken to mitigate future risks for our societies, as part of our #FutureSummit.
Government overhaul of UK competition policy
Competition in digital markets: How should the Government implement the new regime?
On 2 December, techUK hosted a panel discussion exploring competition in digital markets, with speakers: John Penrose MP; Will Hayter, Digital Markets Unit, Competition and Markets Authority; Victoria Luxardo Jeffries, Meta; Sam Dumitriu, The Entrepreneurs Network
New Digital Markets Unit to be set up in CMA
CMA and European Commission discuss regulating digital market power in the UK and EU
On 25 February 2021, Thomas Kramler from the European Commission and Daniel Gordon from the Competition and Markets Authority, outlined the importance of international convergence as the UK and EU develop two approaches to regulating digital market power along similar timelines.
By and large the destinations which we are aiming to get to are pretty similar, if not very similar. There are different routes that we’re taking but that is probably good for policy making, developing and learning from each other. Given there isn’t a playbook around and we’re learning from each other, sharing experiences like this is immensely valuable
DCMS publish Plan for Digital Regulation
New Digital Strategy as part of Plan for Growth
Tech Tracks: Comparing UK and EU Tech Policy
techUK is launching a series of discussions on key digital regulation developments in London and Brussels, that will run once a month throughout 2021. Below are the events currently available in this series:
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Lulu is Head of Digital Regulation at techUK, working across areas related to digital regulation, such as online harms and competition.
Prior to working at techUK, Lulu worked at social enterprise Parent Zone for a number of years, heading up the Policy and Public Affairs team. Working closely with technology companies, Parliamentarians and schools, her focus was on building digital resilience to help improve outcomes for children growing up in a digital world.
Lulu holds a MA (Hons) in Human Rights Law from SOAS, and a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Exeter.
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