|For the sake of our health, wealth & sanity|
Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham has responded to the government’s Online Harms White Paper.
“I think the white paper proposals reflect people’s growing mistrust of social media and online services. People want to use these services, they appreciate the value of them, but they’re increasingly questioning how much control they have of what they see, and how their information is used. That relationship needs repairing, and regulation can help that. If we get this right, we can protect people online while embracing the opportunities of digital innovation.
……. We have powers, provided under data protection law, to act decisively where people’s information is being misused online, and we have specific powers to ensure firms are accountable to the people whose data they use.consulting shortly on a statutory code to protect children online. We see the current focus on online harms as complementary to our work, and look forward to participating in discussions regarding the White Paper”.
|They have ‘made ’$bns’, so they can afford to spend ‘$ms’ to ‘police’ their sites|