Ofcom and CMA discuss whether further internet regulation is needed
8 October 2018
The Communications Committee takes evidence from representatives of Ofcom, the UK's communications regulator, and the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) as part of its inquiry into internet regulation.
- Parliament.TV: The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?
- Inquiry: The Internet: to regulate or not to regulate?
- Select Committee on Communications
The inquiry explores how the regulation of the internet could be improved, including through better self-regulation and governance. In these sessions the Committee hears from two bodies which have a key role in regulating the internet and digital economy.
Tuesday 9 October, Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
At 3.30pm, from Ofcom
- Kevin Bakhurst, Group Director, Content and Media Policy
- Yih-Choung Teh, Group Director, Strategy and Research
At 4.30pm, from the CMA
- Dr Andrea Coscelli, Chief Executive Officer
- Simon Constantine, Director, Policy and International
Possible lines of questioning
Topics likely to be covered in the first evidence session include:
- The role of Ofcom in regulating the internet and areas of overlap in remit with other regulators.
- The case for creating a new body to assist regulators to respond more efficiently to matters of mutual concern.
- Proposals to impose duties of care on tech companies to prevent online harms.
- The future of Public Service Broadcasters in the multi-channel Video on Demand environment.
Topics likely to be covered in the second evidence session include:
- The role of the CMA in regulating the internet and areas of overlap in remit with other regulators.
- How the CMA assesses abuse of market dominance and the implications of the growth of with the digital platforms.
- The strengths and weaknesses of the UK laws on mergers and acquisitions in the context of the digital economy.
- The role of consumer protection law in regulating the terms use of digital platforms.