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Think tanks discuss whether more internet regulation is needed

08 May 2018

The Communications Committee continues hearing evidence for its inquiry The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?

Background

In this session the Committee explores issues related to internet regulation with organisations dedicated to improving the governance of the internet and to making it work for society.

Witnesses

Tuesday 8 May, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Rachel Coldicutt, Chief Executive Officer, Doteveryone
  • Julian Coles, independent digital media policy consultant
  • Dr Konstantinos Komaitis, Director of Policy Development, Internet Society

Possible questions

Over the course of the session the Committee is likely to ask questions including:

  • What is the attitude of the public towards further internet regulation?
  • What ethical principles should the providers of internet services adopt with respect to design? How could this be regulated?
  • What measures should online platforms adopt to ensure online safety and protect the rights of freedom of expression and freedom of information?
  • Does the GDPR, in your view, provide sufficient protection for individuals in terms of transparency in the collection and use of personal data or do we need further regulation?
  • Is competition law effective in regulating the activities of online platforms?

Further information

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