Saturday, 13 May 2017

PM wants under-18s right to delete social media history

Social media platforms, including Facebook and Twitter, will be forced to let people delete details they posted before they were 18, Theresa May has pledged.
The "right to innocence" measure is among a series of reforms being promised by the Tories, if returned to power, to curb the dangers of the cyberworld.

It comes as the NHS was left reeling from a massive cyberattack.

Mrs May said: "Unlike a coalition of chaos and instability led by Jeremy Corbyn, a Conservative government led by me will get on with the job of making life in the United Kingdom even better.

"That means we are prepared to face up to the big long-term challenges facing this country.

"The internet has brought a wealth of opportunity, but also significant new risks which have evolved faster than society's response to them.

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

"These measures will help make Britain the best place in the world to start and run a digital business, and the safest place in the world for people to be online."

SKY    News.