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SIBAHLE MAGADLA

24.09.2021
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What principles should guide policy-makers in designing local and international approaches for internet intermediaries in the evolving communications environment?

The internet has opened up a complex network of stakeholders that connect online and interact digitally in value-creating ways. This network is described as the digital ecosystem. Internet intermediaries are the conduits in this ecosystem. They facilitate transactions between third parties (natural and legal persons). Internet intermediaries include website hosts, search engines, social media companies, e-commerce platforms, payment systems and domain name registrars. Internet intermediaries also provide tools for users to navigate, retrieve and publish information online.

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