In October this year Australia’s Minister for Communications, Urban Infrastructure, Cities and the Arts, The Hon Paul Fletcher MP released a book Governing in the Age of the Internet. The book outlined key challenges the internet has posed for governments as they seek to preserve their sovereignty, protect their citizens from harm, and regulate neutrally… [Read More]
The Codifying online safety webinar recording is now available. New industry codes have been developed under the Online Safety Act 2021, which will provide a wide range of services to promote and deliver online safety. Watch the recent IICA webinar about this issue featuring keynote speaker Julie Inman Grant, and panel speakers Gerard Brody, Dr… [Read More]
Dr Wilhelm Eschweiler: “International dialogue supports national regulatory strategies” The Bundesnetzagentur, together with the International Institute of Communications (IIC), hosted this year’s International Regulators’ Forum on 4 and 5 October. “Regulatory authorities across the world are facing the same challenges. International dialogue supports the development of regulatory concepts based on tried and tested principles. Competition… [Read More]
If we want to ‘rebuild trust’, let’s focus on competence and transparency. Trust is better considered as a by-product of our actions, rather than as a goal. I’m not sure when ‘rally round the flag’ was first coined, but it broadly describes the tendency of countries or populations to pull together in times of crisis…. [Read More]
Regulatory Watch Ireland’s data privacy regulator, the Data Protection Commission, has fined WhatsApp a record 225 million euros for violating EU data protection rules, following a three-year investigation. The Facebook-owned app was said to have shared data with other Facebook companies. WhatsApp said it would appeal. Read more here.
Regulatory Watch In its latest action against big tech companies, the EU has given Google two months to improve its presentation of search results for flights and hotels, calling for ‘transparent and unbiased information’ for consumers. The company will need to explain its ranking, and could face future fines if EU consumer authorities are unsatisfied… [Read More]