Authors

Debbie Heywood

Senior professional support lawyer

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Mark Owen

Partner

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Adam Rendle

Partner

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Charlotte Hill

Partner

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Michael Yates

Senior associate

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Xuyang Zhu

Senior associate

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Louise Popple

Senior professional support lawyer

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Daniel Hirschfield

Senior professional support lawyer

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Authors

Debbie Heywood

Senior professional support lawyer

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Mark Owen

Partner

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Adam Rendle

Partner

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Charlotte Hill

Partner

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Michael Yates

Senior associate

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Xuyang Zhu

Senior associate

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Louise Popple

Senior professional support lawyer

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Daniel Hirschfield

Senior professional support lawyer

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7 October 2019

Download - Regulating the internet

We have a fresh batch of content on our Taylor Wessing Download site which provides insights into the legal implications of the latest media and technology developments.

This month, Download focuses on regulating the internet. How do you manage online harms without impacting freedom of speech? Who is responsible for unlawful or harmful online content? How do you protect vulnerable people and how do you create an environment that works for all stakeholders? These are problems governments around the world are wrestling with. We look at a range of issues being tackled in the EU and the UK, both broad and specific as new legislation is debated and enacted, impacting platforms and potentially changing the way they work.

Online harms: the regulation of internet content

Mark Owen and Louise Popple look at the rationale behind attempts to regulate online harm and, in particular, at the UK government's proposals.

The changing role of internet intermediaries

Adam Rendle and Xuyang Zhu discuss the latest developments concerning platform responsibility for user-uploaded copyright infringement.

Fake news – How it became public enemy number one, and the challenges to fighting back

Michael looks at the problems caused by fake news and the difficulties involved in fixing this global phenomenon.

Enforcing the German Network Enforcement Act

Johanna Spiegel discusses whether the NetzDG is working in Germany, two years in.

Protecting children online – beyond data privacy

We look at the patchwork of regulation and guidance which helps protect children online in the UK and at future areas of focus.

Protecting children online – data privacy

Debbie Heywood looks at how the GDPR and the Data Protection Act 2018 cover children's data privacy.

The EU's Online Platforms Regulation

Debbie Heywood sets out the main provisions of the new Online Platforms Regulation which will apply to online platforms and search engines with respect to their business users from 12 July 2020.

All change? The impact of the revised Payment Services Directive on platforms

Charlotte Hill and Daniel Hirschfield look at the key changes brought in by PSD2 which impact e-commerce platforms.

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