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OECD analyses role of international organisations in regulation

Borders are becoming increasingly porous, with growing flows of goods, services, people and capital, says the OECD about a new report, ‘International regulatory co-operation: The role of international organisations in fostering better rules of globalisation’.  “Governments, more than ever, need to coordinate their efforts to develop global standards to address climate change, as well as crises related to finance, health, environment and migration; secure peace; and ensure sustainable economic prosperity and social inclusion. International organisations (IOs) play a key role in fostering multilateral action and addressing the fragmentation that may undermine effective domestic action.

  • Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Nigeria pitches for ICT investment

Nigeria’s government and private sectors have made a pitch to foreign investors at the 2016 ITU’s conference, Telecoms World, where they presented the country’s developments in ICT opportunities for future investment, reports Naija247 News.

  • Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Much to digest in Europe’s telecoms reform

The European Commission’s substantive review and recasting of telecoms regulation, announced in September, is still being digested. Law firm Latham & Watkins has one of the best digests on the web. As the authors say: “The new regulations are meant to support several of the Commission’s far-reaching strategic connectivity objectives...

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

Ofcom moves to help small businesses choose broadband

UK businesses will receive more accurate and reliable information on broadband speeds before they sign up to a contract, under new protections that have come into force. As part of a new Ofcom Code, providers also have to commit to resolve any problems that businesses have with broadband speeds effectively, and allow customers to exit their contract at any point if speeds fall below a minimum guaranteed level.

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

US debates need for new regulation for IoT

Confronting the dangers posed by the internet of things – as demonstrated by the 21 October Mirai DDoS attack – members of the US House of Representatives' Energy and Commerce Committee have held a hearing that examined the feasibility of regulating IoT devices, reports SC Media.

  • Tuesday, 22 November 2016

FCC’s policies on hold following Trump’s election

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is signalling that it may not be passing any more controversial rules this year, in acknowledgment that the incoming administration of President-elect Donald Trump could take things in a very different direction next year, writes Brian Fung in the Washington Post.

  • Monday, 21 November 2016

Ireland’s Eir hits back at universal obligation

Ireland’s former state operator, Eir, has brought a legal challenge against a decision by regulator ComReg which it says “significantly constrains its ability to freely conduct its business affairs” and its ability to compete with other communication services providers, reports the Irish Examiner.

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

France’s Digital Republic Act now in force

On 7 October, the French Digital Republic Act (Loi n°2016-1321 pour une République numérique) came into force following a process which began in December 2015 to amend the laws regulating various aspects of the digital economy in France, notes law firm Fieldfisher. The law introduces new provisions that will regulate the digital economy as a whole (such as open data, online cooperative economy, revenge porn and access to the internet).

  • Thursday, 03 November 2016

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