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Leveson Calls for New Laws

ONLINE PRIVACY—UK

December 7, 2012

BBC News reports on a call by Lord Justice Brian Leveson for new laws “to prevent ‘mob rule’ on the Internet.” Following the publication of his report on UK press standards, Leveson has indicated that “new laws would protect privacy and freedom of expression on the Internet,” the report states. Newspaper editors, meanwhile, have said they will respond to the government "very shortly" regarding implementation of the Leveson plan. "The editors of all national newspapers met...and unanimously agreed to start putting in place the broad proposals…for the independent self-regulatory system laid out by Lord Justice Leveson," their statement said.
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