On 7 June 2012, DCMS published an update on its work on reviewing the communications sector in order to update and reform its legislation and to help secure the UK’s place as the technology hub of Europe. The responses to DCMS’ open letter demonstrated that there was no need to completely reform communications legislation but recognised the need for new regulation which is up to date with the digital age. Regulations should provide the sector with flexibility to allow it to take advantage of opportunities for growth which are presented by new technology and business models. Updates in this sector include: the government is working to implement recommendations from the UK intellectual property review; Lord Justice Leveson is expected to publish a report on his Inquiry in autumn; a White Paper will be published in early 2013; a Communications Bill will be introduced by the final session of this Parliament; and the government is working on providing greater protection for children from inappropriate content in video games and on the internet. Read more.
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