Legal & Regulatory Considerations

The goal of this chapter is to provide a general overview of key legal and regulatory considerations. The intended audience includes newcomers to Trust & Safety (T&S), company founders unfamiliar with governance, risk, and compliance (GRC) challenges, and maturing teams addressing arising legal and regulatory concerns. This is an immense topic. For the sake of simplicity, this chapter focuses primarily on the EU, the U.S., and India as key markets.

Notice: This chapter surveys general issues worth thinking about and discussing with a legal team; it is in no way itself legal advice.

In this chapter, we cover the following:

  • The impact of regulation on the viability of various business models
  • How laws and regulation interact with community policies
  • The core principles, laws, and regulations that impact Trust & Safety