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Should online platforms have more liability for the content that they host?

10 July 2018

The Communications Committee takes evidence from three of the UK's largest Internet Service Providers (ISPs). Sky, Virgin Media and TalkTalk are questioned as part of the Committee's inquiry investigating internet regulation.

Background

The session covers topics including the liability that online platforms should have for the content that they host; how video on demand services and TV-like content should be regulated; and what principles and best practice should guide the design of internet services and other technological products, for example, for the protection of children.

Witnesses

Tuesday 10 July, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Daniel Butler, Head of Public Affairs and Policy, Virgin Media
  • Adam Kinsley, Director of Policy, Sky
  • Iain Wood, Director of Corporate Affairs and Regulation, TalkTalk

Topics likely to be covered in the session include:

  • The case for a new regulatory framework for the internet
  • The Internet Safety Strategy
  • The level of costs and regulatory burdens that internet intermediaries might be expected to bear to police online content and behaviour
  • Whether there should be a more level playing field in the regulation of video on demand and broadcast television
  • Net neutrality

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