Regulation

Ofcom over-regulating, says IEA expert


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To the government, the online harms reduction regulator (OHRR) bill is a noble and essential endeavour to sanitise the internet. However, the system is “deliberately designed to create an ever-present sense of arbitrary threat such that internet companies will over-regulate themselves.”

Writing for 1828, the IEA’s Chief Operating Officer Andy Mayer  argues that the government appears “oblivious” to the risk of regulatory creep and that Ofcom is likely to keep accumulating further rules and powers, which will impact innovation and investment, raisings costs until only the large incumbents can afford the regulatory burden.

Read his full article here.



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