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UK PM vows to generate new powers to penalize & tax social media firms

siliconreview UK PM vows to generate new powers to penalize & tax social media firms

Theresa May, the British Prime Minister took oath so as to create new & innovative powers which will  let  her penalize social media and communications companies that be unsuccessful to look after users’ data, and to demand cash from firms to pay for policing the internet.

The election pledge comes right after the firms like Facebook and Twitter criticized the government for not taking some actions to end the spread of radical content online or help victims of mistreatment. May, who is probable to win a greater part at the June 8 election, pledged to pass laws giving users new rights to access data held about them, and granting the government the power to enforce them with sanctions.

The internet has brought a wealth of opportunity but also significant new risks which have evolved faster than society’s response to them,” May said in a statement.

“We want social media companies to do more to help redress the balance and will take action to make sure they do.”

The Hospitals and doctors’ surgeries crossways England were required to twist away patients and cancel appointments recently after a nationwide ‘ransomware’ cyber attack hampered some computer systems in the state-run health service.  The conventional Party said it wanted to be capable to tax the industry if it chooses to, citing similar plans already in force for the gambling industry.

“The Conservatives will also create a power in law for government to introduce an industry-wide levy from social media companies and communication service providers to support awareness and preventative activity to counter internet harms,” the party said in a statement.