The internet: to regulate or not regulate

Noto La Diega, Guido, Bessant, Claire, Thanaraj, Ann, Giles, Cameron, Kreitem, Hanna and Allsopp, Rachel (2018) The internet: to regulate or not regulate. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

This submission was prepared in response to a call for evidence launched on 29 March 2018 by the House of Lords Select Committee on Communications entitled “The Internet: To Regulate or Not to Regulate?”. The broad inquiry sought evidence to explore how the regulation of the internet should be improved, and to consider whether online platforms which mediate individuals’ use of the internet have sufficient accountability and transparency, and whether they use fair and effective processes to moderate content. This collaborative response, prepared on behalf of NINSO (The Northumbria Internet & Society Research Interest Group), provides recommendations in relation to the wide range of issues raised by the Committee. The key themes that are highlighted by NINSO to be addressed by any reform are effective user education and the power imbalance between the platform and user. NINSO recommends that an empirical, holistic, evidence-based approach should be applied which is tailored appropriately to the size and resources of the platform as well as the context of the situation.

Item Type: Report
Departments: Law
Additional Information: Working paper written on behalf of NINSO (The Northumbria Internet & Society Research Interest Group).
Depositing User: Anna Lupton
Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2018 09:54
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2018 05:38
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/4001

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