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SNRF 2019: The Cost of Regulation in a Small Nation

Invitation-only meeting for SMALL nation regulators
Hosted bY OFCOM

Supported by Gibraltar Regulatory Authority

8 October 2019
14:15 - 17:00 hrs

Venue:
Skinners' Hall
8½ Dowgate Hill
London EC4R 2SP

The Small Nations Regulators’ Forum (SNRF) includes an annual in-person meeting exclusively for its members: regulators from small nations and/or small economies. The meeting presents a unique opportunity to share perspectives and insights on particular issues and engage in meaningful exchanges under the Chatham House Rule on these subjects.


PROGRAMME

14:15 Registration

14:30 Welcome from the Gibraltar Regulatory Authority, Chair of the SNRF

14:40 Session 1: The cost of regulation in a Small Nation

    Chair and Discussant 1:
    Stewart Brittenden, Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
    -  The cost of compliance (judicial reviews etc)

    Discussant 2:
    -  Measuring effectiveness

    Discussion
    -  How can costs and learnings be shared?

 15:20 Break

15:30 Session 2: Platform regulation – where does content fit in?

    Chair and Discussant 1:
    -  The convergence of content: social media and broadcasting

    Discussant 2:
    -  Platform regulation and the demand for spectrum

    Discussion
    -  Regional regulation or national strictures?

16:15 Session 3: The cross-cutting issues raised by data privacy

    Chair and Discussant 1: Paul Canessa, Gibraltar Regulatory Authority
    -  Privacy issues regarding social media etc.

    Discussant 2:
    -  Privacy and national security

    Discussion
    - Interoperability in a global environment

 17:00 Next Steps and AOB

 17:30 Close of Meeting

 


BACKGROUND

The inaugural meeting of the Forum, chaired by OfReg, was held in Brussels in October 2017 during the Communications and Policy Week to address the challenges facing small nations, with an emphasis on issues of connectivity. Subsequent to this meeting, the then Chair-organisation of the Forum, the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica, launched an online discussion paper regarding social media and their effects. 

Both the report and the discussion paper are available to members of the Forum. If you have not yet joined, you can register to become a member This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. (There is no charge.)

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