Online platforms have seen a rise in hate speech, harassment and misinformation. In response, over a dozen new and pending internet trust and safety regulations are kicking into force in 2024, along with privacy laws like California’s Age-Appropriate Design Code Act – and now game studios are potentially liable for any violation, even if it goes unreported by users.

In this VB Spotlight, learn how to minimize liability and make managing these trust, safety and privacy regulations an essential part of your online platform strategy. Industry experts will cover the technology solutions that help scale privacy and safety efforts, the eight critical steps studios need to take to ensure full compliance, and when it's time to tap a safety and privacy partner. You'll come away with actionable insights into the changing regulatory landscape, how to proactively protect your users and your platform, create a safer and more enjoyable online experience for users, and more.
  • A look at the changing regulatory landscape
  • How developers can prepare for upcoming changes
  • Implementing moderation and monitoring tools and strategies
  • Balancing safety with privacy and technical restrictions
  • Establishing strong and achievable privacy and safety standards
  • Making online games safe, private, and fun by design
Kim Kunes
General Manager of Safety, Trust, and Responsibility, Microsoft-Xbox
Kim has been with Microsoft for 15 years and leads the Xbox Safety, Trust, and Responsibility Team. Her team is responsible for safety, trust, and digital responsibility for Xbox and beyond. The team is focused on investing in content moderation technologies to serve Xbox and to support other teams with community health and safety needs inside and outside of Microsoft. Additionally, the Xbox Trust & Safety team drives investments in Accessibility, Family, Gaming Safety Operations, and Privacy for Xbox.
Konstantin (Konni) Ewald
Partner - IT Law, Digital Media, IP, Internet & Entertainment Law, Osborne Clarke
Konstantin Ewald is Head of Tech, Media and Comms at Osborne Clarke Germany and Partner in our IT team. He advises leaders in the digital media and software industry throughout Europe and the US on all matters of digital media and IT law as well as IP/technology-related transactions.

Konstantin’s practice focuses on advising on technology related matters with a particular emphasis on SaaS and PaaS cloud deployment models, complex software implementation and licensing projects, distribution agreements and white labelling strategies that safeguard IP.

He is a specialist in E- and M-commerce law, as well as data protection issues. A large part of his practice is working with clients in the digital media/video game/mobile sector. Konstantin regularly acts for major computer and mobile games developers and publishers as well as other rights owners who are licensing rights for use in interactive software products. He regularly counsels clients during the product development phase, providing advice about how to design games/apps and other digital media products to avoid claims for infringement and to comply with privacy and youth protection regulations.

Konstantin has published the first legal handbook on mobile apps and is editor-in-chief of Germany’s leading blog about legal aspects of games www.onlinegameslaw.com
Mike Pappas
CEO, Modulate
Mike Pappas is the CEO of Modulate, which builds voice technology to elevate the health and safety of online communities. Mike’s work at Modulate ranges from developing new partnerships platforms looking to protect their players, monitoring industry and regulatory trends, and reinforcing an internal and external culture of passion, respect, and personal growth. Outside of work, his passions include philosophizing, video games, and creating experimental cocktails.
Rachel Kaser
Technology Writer, VentureBeat (Moderator)
Rachel Kaser is a technology writer from Dallas, Texas. She has been writing about tech for various publications since 2013, and has covered almost everything about the industry. She currently covers news for Venturebeat.
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