SOCIAL media firms should face criminal prosecutions and unlimited fines if they do not protect their young users, the NSPCC today demands. The charity is publishing proposals for a new law to place a statutory duty of care on tech giants like Facebook. Under the blueprint, companies would be prosecuted if they failed to protect kids from sex abuse, self-harm and bullying online. Named bosses at the companies could be held personally liable and banned as directors for up to 15 years under the proposed legal crackdown. While the companies could be slapped with fines totalling millions of pounds. Andy Burrows, from the NSPCC told The Daily Telegraph ministers must take action. He said: “Unless we have regulation that is capable of protecting children in the way we know is necessary, then we will see further tragedies with children coming to harm.” Ministers are facing a flood of demands to impose a legal crackdown on tech giants in the wake of the tragic death of Molly … [Read more...] about Social media firms should face criminal prosecutions and unlimited fines if they do not protect young users, says NSPCC
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The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) launched with great fanfare last spring, but Yle News found that neither Finland’s data protection ombudsman nor European data protection authorities have levied a single fine on companies failing to comply with the new rules.In the aftermath of scandals over Facebook and Cambridge Analytica data misuse, GDPR aimed to empower private individuals to know more about the personal information service providers have on them. The new data protection regime gives users the right to ask service providers to stop processing their personal data or selling it to third parties."We make all these fantastic rules to protect people but there’s no enforcement," Andrew Hale, a Helsinki resident familiar with the data privacy rules, told Yle News. He said large Finnish companies are failing to comply with GDPR, for example, by including marketing authorisation in user terms of agreement. National data protection authorities, such as the Data … [Read more...] about Six months after GDPR, firms in Finland still exploiting user data
0 Have your say The battle to save Philip Green’s reputation is lost but the argument over Non Disclosure Agreements will continue to rage, writes Dani Garavelli Some people might wonder if Sir Philip Green had any reputation left to defend. This, after all, is the man who took hundreds of millions from BHS, before selling it to a serial bankrupt for a pound and leaving it with a £571 million hole in its pension fund. As the company collapsed and 11,000 people lost their jobs, the chairman of Arcadia Group – which includes Burton, Dorothy Perkins, Miss Selfridge and Topshop – was splashing his cash on luxury holidays or on his $100m yacht, Lionheart. This is the man who put his company in the name of his wife, Tina, who lives in Monaco, in order to cut his tax bill.In Oliver Shah’s unauthorised biography, Damaged Goods – much of which Green disputes – the 66-year-old billionaire is presented as an intolerant bully prone to … [Read more...] about Insight: Should the wealthy be a law unto themselves?
Produced by Ruth Chenetz, Mead Stone and Dena Goldstein [This story previously aired on April 8, 2017] On November 29, 2011, Detective Michael Thomas answered the call when 44-year-old Tom Kolman was found dead in his car. "It was unusual … this individual, the way he was positioned in the car and where he was parked, it was unusual," Det. Thomas told "48 Hours" correspondent Richard Schlesinger. "He was actually in the driver's seat, but yet … he was laying almost flat as you would if you were sleeping." It was in the Kingston Planet Fitness parking lot in Ulster County, New York. "There was nothing in the car that would suggest anything of him being attacked, or anything obvious of physical trauma," said the detective. The car's location caught the attention of fellow Detective Brian Reavy and Lt. Kyle Berardi. "It wasn't parked near a building. That's the strange thing," Det. Reavy said. "If you're gonna work out in the morning, you're gonna park close to the … [Read more...] about Death and the Dentist
Published July 26, 2018 Þrándur Þórarinsson opens the door of his studio and quietly says hello. Dressed in a blue grandad-collar shirt and maroon cords, his shy, curious eyes peer out from under the brim of a flat cap. He’s an unassuming presence who carries with him a certain sense of calm, like he’s just been out for a stroll, or awoken from a reverie—or, indeed, has just wandered into the waking world from one of his dreamlike, halcyon paintings. Other than a smudge of white paint from where he’s been thoughtfully tugging his earlobe, you’d never guess that the humble Þrándur is one of Iceland’s most in-demand contemporary painters. His works—whether serene Reykjavík street scenes, poised neoclassical tableaus, or reworked situations from Iceland’s Sagas, history, mythology and contemporary life—are often sold before he’s even finished them. The studio is in an old building in … [Read more...] about Hard Labour: 10 Years After His First Show, Þrándur Is One Of Iceland’s Best-Known Painters