|the anatomy of internet regulation|
The Anatomy of Internet Regulation reimagines Rembrandt’s famous painting The Anatomy Lesson of Dr. Nicolaes Tulp in the light of the new Internet laws – Sesta/Fosta and GDPR. While the first one, passed by the US Congress, was intended to prevent websites from facilitating sex trafficking, it also made a major change in Section 230 of Communications Decency Act (considered one of the most valuable tools for protecting freedom of expression and innovation on the Internet), seeking to subject websites to criminal and civil liability for the content posted by third parties (users). The General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR is a regulation in EU law on data protection and privacy for all individual within the Eurpean Union, which focuses on ensuring that users know, understand and consent to the data collected about them.
In the immediate aftermath, numerous websites took action to censor or ban parts of their platforms and rushed to get their new privacy policies and terms of service in order.