Thursday, April 24, 2008

Options for and Effectiveness of Internet Self- and Co-Regulation

Last year I worked with a team of legal and policy colleagues to produce a report for the European Commission with the following objective:

"To support policy design and impact assessments by assessing the efficiency, effectiveness and sustainability of existing co- and self-regulatory regimes in the field of information society services and other digital content and applications. The study should identify the conditions in which co- or self-regulation (initiated or mediated by the EC) could best enable innovation in Europe while upholding safety, security and fundamental rights."

We undertook 21 case studies, including (in my case) the Internet Engineering Task Force and the London Action Plan on spam. The Commission has just published our final report.

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