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UK payment services review to weigh free-speech protections after PayPal’s Covid controversy

By Fiona Maxwell
  • 16 Jan 2023 13:56
  • 16 Jan 2023 13:56
A review of UK payments rules will consider whether the existing framework needs to better protect freedom of expression, the government has said, after controversy around PayPal shutting the accounts of groups that question Covid lockdowns and vaccine safety. 
The government pledged its support for “free speech within the law”

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Fiona Maxwell

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Fiona Maxwell is a financial services senior correspondent at MLex in London. She began her career as a reporter for, writing about EU post-crisis regulation, and later worked for POLITICO in Brussels, covering the intersect between financial policy and politics. Prior to joining MLex, Fiona worked at the Bank of England as a policy adviser in the prudential policy directorate.

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