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ICO, Match and Twitter discuss internet regulation

11 September 2018

The Communications Committee takes evidence from Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, and representatives of Match Group (via videolink) and Twitter and as part of its inquiry into internet regulation.


Tuesday 11 September, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Elizabeth Denham, Information Commissioner, Information Commissioner's Office

The Committee asks the Information Commissioner about her role in the regulatory framework, how she deals with areas of overlap with other regulators and about taking a principles-based approach to regulation.

At 4.30pm

  • Nick Pickles, Senior Strategist, Public Policy, Twitter
  • Jared Sine, General Counsel and Secretary, Match Group [via videolink]

In the second evidence session, the Committee explores how policy makers can ensure that regulation is proportionate and effective across international jurisdictions and how regulation can be developed so that it does not impose excessive burdens for business.

Possible lines of discussion

Topics likely to be covered in the sessions include:

  • International regulation of the internet
  • Content hosting and moderation
  • How users' data is processed fairly and transparently
  • Principles and best practice for the design of an ethical and safe internet
  • Anonymity and verification

 Further information

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