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SOCIAL MEDIA SITES MUST TAKE LEGAL DUTY OF CARE

Jan 31, 2019 - City A.M.

Social media sites must take on legal responsibility for the health and wellbeing of children on their platforms, a parliamentary committee found. The Science and Technology Committee yesterday said tech giants such as Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat must be subject to a formal legal duty of care for users. It said social media firms must share data with researchers, and called on the government to consider bringing in new laws to enforce data sharing.