Taking Stock 

Safe spaces and regulatory risk

Mark Robinson

Safe spaces and regulatory risk

Earlier this month, we were reminded of how legislators will always struggle to keep pace with new technologies, particularly in the digital sphere. For investors, it presents a time-lag risk factor, a point not lost on anyone with stakes in the likes of Alphabet (US:GOOGL) or Facebook (US:FB). That’s because under the terms of the UK's Online Harms White Paper, a joint submission from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport and the Home Office, a new independent regulator will be created to ensure companies meet their obligations under a mandatory “duty of care”.

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