Read about some legislative steps that are being taken in order to regulate Big Tech and address the many harms of social media. For a more in-depth overview of 2020 legislation, click here to read Reset Tech's Impact Report. This page is currently under construction due to the massive influx of legislative discourse following the Facebook whistleblower scandal.
The KIDS Act, USA Legislation
This piece of legislation was introduced on the Senate floor by Senator Markey and Blumenthal as a means to "address harms to children online, including amplification of disturbing and inappropriate content, damaging design features, and manipulative marketing".
The General Data Protection Regulation, UK Legislation
This piece of legislation passed in the UK seeks to take a closer look at "how your personal information is used by organisations, businesses or the government."
Over 40 Attorney Generals ask Facebook to Abandon Facebook for Kids
The concept of "Facebook for kids" has gained steamed over the past few months, but not without pushback from many state's legislators.
Online Safety Bill, UK Legislation
After months in the making, the UK just released the first draft of the Online Safety Bill: a piece of legislation dedicated to making the tech space the safest for its users. The Online Safety Bill works carefully to "balance fundamental freedoms with the prevention of harm – particularly where content is harmful but not illegal."
The Digital Services Package, EU Legislation
This piece of EU legislation works "to create a safer digital space in which the fundamental rights of all users of digital services are protected and to establish a level playing field to foster innovation, growth, and competitiveness, both in the European Single Market and globally."
Democracy Action Plan, EU Legislation
The European Commission has started work on a Democracy Action Plan. This legislative plan of action works to promote fair elections, media freedom, and counter disinformation.