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Thousands of UK steelworkers victims of pension regulation scandal, says NAO

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Thousands of steelworkers were the victims of pension regulation failures that left some with losses of up to £489,000, an official report has found, prompting accusations that the UK financial watchdog was “asleep at...

John Oliver: sex work regulation in the US is ‘confusing and counter-productive’

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John Oliver addressed the issue of sex work and how it’s treated within the US on his weekly HBO show Last Week Tonight. The host started by saying that sex is “a topic that historically we’ve not been very good at ta...

UK government advisers call for ‘proactive regulation’ around genomics

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Before your child is born, you have their genome tweaked to boost their stature, build and intelligence. When they head to school, the teacher streams them according to their genetic makeup. And when working life begi...

David Squires on … Premier League regulation and the great Chinese famine

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Our cartoonist on the entirely moderate response by some clubs to recommendations of the fan-led review of football governance

Call for urgent regulation of UK’s buy-now-pay-later lenders

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Buy-now-pay-later lenders should be regulated urgently to prevent young consumers taking on a mountain of debt they may be unable to afford, the Labour MP Stella Creasy will argue on Tuesday. Creasy, the MP for Waltha...

TechScape: Xi Jinping’s ‘Little Red Book’ of tech regulation could lead the way

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After a long hiatus and endless gossip, Alibaba’s founder, Jack Ma, has finally resurfaced. Last month, he was spotted meeting business partners in Hong Kong. More recently, he travelled to Spain on Zen, his luxury ya...

Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen calls for urgent external regulation

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Mark Zuckerberg “has unilateral control over 3 billion people” due to his unassailable position at the top of Facebook, the whistleblower Frances Haugen told MPs as she called for urgent external regulation to rein in...

Facebook executive says tech firms need stronger regulation

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The tech industry “needs regulation” because it should not be left to make the rules on issues including harmful online content on its own, a Facebook executive has said. Monika Bickert, Facebook’s vice-president of c...

TechScape: UK online safety bill could set tone for global social media regulation

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Even before the arrival of Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen, social media companies were feeling the heat from regulators and politicians. It is white-hot now. We were well past the tipping point of mild concern ...

Less regulation means more business for the City, right? It’s not that simple

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Being a specialist in financial services regulation is a great way to make sure you never talk about your job at parties. It’s complicated and it’s boring and the only times it’s ever in the news are exactly the times...