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Ofcom Chief gives evidence to committee

7 March 2016

The Communications Committee questions Sharon White, the Chief Executive of Ofcom, in a one-off evidence session.


Tuesday 8 March in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster

At 3.30pm

  • Sharon White, Chief Executive Officer, Ofcom


Sharon White took over the role of Chief Executive of Ofcom in March 2015. A year after taking the helm, the Committee questions Ms White on a number of issues, including:

  • whether the Communications Act 2003 meets the need of the modern sector, or is some of it now out of date, given the pace of technological advancement
  • which key recent developments in Europe might have an impact on the UK Communications sector
  • the likely implications for UK consumers and content providers of the recent EU legislation on ‘net neutrality'
  • her thoughts on Sir David Clementi's recommendation that "regulatory oversight of the BBC should pass wholly to Ofcom", and the implications it could have for the organisation
  • the findings of Ofcom's Strategic Review of Digital Communications on BT and Openreach
  • the implications a change to the ownership of Channel 4 may have for the current regulatory framework

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