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Intermedia, April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 01

Intermedia, April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 01

Its all about Data

Chris ChapmanBy far the biggest news recently in the IIC’s broad area of interest has been the revelations about Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, which I see has already generated a Wikipedia page as a “data scandal”. For me, it is very clear that users are far too open with what they disclose on social media, but it is also clear that their details (and those of their “friends”) were tapped on an industrial scale and quite possibly used to influence public opinion through targeted political campaigning. As Eli Noam wrote in Intermedia last year, in an article on how the internet got Donald Trump elected, it was partly by using social media such as Twitter to make direct connections with voters, supported by a sophisticated data analysis and campaign operation. And as Krisztina Rozgonyi discusses in this issue, the regulatory debate about new media platforms extends far wider, into fake news and free speech issues. An irony is that on 25 May, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. It was initially seen in the US as a European overreaction. Now it seems that this flagship law has considerable merit after all (even among its critics), and will have worldwide impact. How quickly things change. Chris Chapman, President, IIC

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A New Model for Media Regulation

A New Model for Media Regulation

Online platforms are placing great pressure on safeguards to democracy, and legal remedies are on the stocks. As KRISZTINA ROZGONYI discusses, there is a pressing need for a new generation of media regulators to implement rules and build trust 

April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 1

Reviewing the Layered Model

Reviewing the Layered Model

More than 10 years ago, as the move to digital took off, there was much debate about using a layered regulatory model to mirror the new world. Now, write IVOR KING and DEREK WILDING, it’s making a comeback in Australia. But does it have merit? 

April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 1

Fibre: Taking the Right Steps

Fibre: Taking the Right Steps

To get the broadband infrastructure and consumer benefit that are needed, regulators have to abandon the short-term thinking that can stifle new entrants and investment, argue RICHARD CADMAN, JONATHAN KINGAN and GITA SORENSEN 

April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 1

Debating in DC

Debating in DC

A report on the IIC’s traditional TMF in Washington, by CRISTINA MURRONI 

April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 1

Decoding 'Digital DNA'

Decoding 'Digital DNA'

Developing global digital governance structures that could actually work is the subject of an important book reviewed by RICARDO TAVARES 

April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 1

Making Sense in Singapore

Making Sense in Singapore

The challenges of the digital economy are nowhere more apparent than in Asia, as the IIC’s TMF in Singapore explored. Report by CRISTINA MURRONI 

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News from around the Globe

News from around the Globe

The world’s most powerful rocket, SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy, blasts off from Cape Canaveral in February carrying Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster and a dummy named Starman. But soon it could deploy thousands of satellites to enable broadband around the world, following deployment approval from the FCC in March for the NGSO satellite system.

April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 1

The Outlook for Auctions

The Outlook for Auctions

Einstein said, ‘Make things as simple as possible, but not simpler.’ As MARTIN
BICHLER and JACOB K. GOEREE discuss, it’s an axiom made for spectrum auctions

April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 1

Young, Safe & Free

Young, Safe & Free

Protecting the online rights of children in the commercial sphere has become a pressing issue for policymakers, as UNICEF’s PATRICK GEARY explains.

April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 1

Zero-Rating Behaviour

Zero-Rating Behaviour

Does zero-rating harm competition? It’s a key question in the net neutrality debate. TIM HOGG takes a behavioural economics approach to finding the answer 

April 2018, Volume 46 Issue 1


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