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11th March 2021

IIC UK Chapter: From rules-setting to principles-based regulation: what are the challenges and opportunities?

Chapter event

Thursday, 11 March 2021
1500 GMT / 1600 CET
Duration: 2 hours


Hosted by Oxera


The session, hosted by Oxera, will look at the evolution of the regulatory model, from traditional rule-setting to towards principles-based regulation (designed to achieve compliance with the spirit as opposed to just the letter of the law).

Examples of this shift include the Ofcom fairness framework, the proposals for a “duty-of-care”-based regime for online harms, and most recently the Digital Markets Task Force’s recommendations on how to take forward the “fairness by design” duty proposed by the CMA’s online platforms market study.

The main purpose of the session will be to shed light on the impacts of this kind of regulatory approach on the commercial and operational decisions of regulated companies in the telecoms, media and technology sectors.



Cathryn Ross Director of Regulatory Affairs, BT Group

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Oliver Bethell Director of EMEA Competition, Google

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Tania Van Den Brande Director of Economics, Ofcom

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William Perrin Trustee, Carnegie UK Trust

In a wide ranging and occasionally successful public service career William Perrin helped set the national policy framework for regulating sectors as diverse as media, gambling, gas, electricity and pubs, bars and clubs. Mr Perrin played a significant role in the creation of the OFCOM regime and was technology policy advisor and a private secretary to Prime Minister Tony Blair MP from 2001-2004.

Mr Perrin catalysed the UK government’s interest in open data in 2007 and remains a data activist. He chaired the OECD expert group on e-government and was a member of the founding Advisory Board of the Government Digital Service. He is a trustee of Carnegie UK Trust, Good Things Foundation and several other charities active in the digital space.


Peter Andrews Associate, Oxera; former Chief Economist of the FCA

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