Internet scams now included in UK online safety bill

Platforms required to protect users from pre-paid fraudulent adverts as well as user-generated scamsMeasures to protect people from internet scams will now be included in proposed online safety laws, the government has said.Under a previous draft of the online safety ill, platforms which host user-generated content would have a “duty of care” to protect users from fraud by other users. However, with this new change, the bill will require online platforms to protect them not just from user-generated scams, but also from pre-paid fraudulent adverts appearing on their services. Continue reading...

Internet scams now included in UK online safety bill

Platforms required to protect users from pre-paid fraudulent adverts as well as user-generated scams

Measures to protect people from internet scams will now be included in proposed online safety laws, the government has said.

Under a previous draft of the online safety ill, platforms which host user-generated content would have a “duty of care” to protect users from fraud by other users. However, with this new change, the bill will require online platforms to protect them not just from user-generated scams, but also from pre-paid fraudulent adverts appearing on their services.

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