• Labour MP Calls For Social Giants To Take Down Extremism Within 24 Hours
    A Labour MP is calling for a clause to be added to a bill going through parliament that would require the social media giants to take down extremist material within 24 hours. "The Guardian" reports that Stephen Doughty sits on the Home Affairs Committee and believes the clause is required because a voluntary code of conduct is not working.
  • Public Privacy Complaints Soar In First Month Of GDPR
    The ICO is reporting a sharp rise in complaints a month after GDPR became law, "The Guardian" reports. Although it has yet to sift through them and quantify how sharp the rise is, the newspaper also reports that the information watchdog's French equivalent has reported a 50% rise in complaints in just the first month after GDPR became law.
  • BBC Scotland Gets The Green Light From Ofcom
    Ofcom has given the final go-ahead for the BBC to launch a specific BBC Scotland channel, creating 80 jobs, "Press Gazette" reports.
  • Uber Wins A Probationary 15-Month London Licence
    Uber has been granted a licence to operate in London for a probationary period of 15 months, "Sky News" reports. The taxi-hailing app admitted to the court that it had deserved to be banned but has now changed. The company was warned its conduct would be closely watched during the 15-month period.
  • Tanqueray Gin On The Lookout For A New Creative Agency
    Diageo's Tanqueray gin brand is looking for a creative agency after parting ways with Adam & Eve/DDB, "Campaign" reveals.
  • Oath Appoints New UK Managing Director
    Oath has appointed a new managing director. "Campaign" reports that Anna Watkins is joining from Mofilm, part of You and Mr Jones Group. She has previously also run the commercial content arm of "The Guardian," Guardian Labs.
  • Nearly Half Of Brits Buy Gift Cards For Own Use
    Nearly half of Brits, at 47%, buy gift cards for their own use, research from Zeek Mobile reveals. According to Netimperative, the driving factors are convenience, receiving a discount and budgeting.
  • Ronalda And Messi Square Up In The Social World Cup League Table
    Forget the sponsors -- the real World Cup battle is heating up between Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Argentina's Lionel Messi. They top a table of the most talked-about World Cup subjects online, according to Socialbakers research reported on in Netimperative.
  • EU Readers Still Barred From Some US Newspapers Over GDPR
    A month after GDPR became law, EU readers are still barred from a handful of American newspapers, including the "Los Angeles Times" and "New York Daily News," the BBC reports.
  • Social Media Companies Must Reveal Who's Paying For Political Ads
    In the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal the Electoral Commission is calling on social media companies to disclose who has paid for political ads, "The Telegraph" reports.
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