To Regulate or Not To Regulate? : House of Lords Select Committee

The Internet: To Regulate or Not To Regulate?

House of Lords Select Committee on Communications Inquiry

Call for evidence deadline, 11 May 2018

The House of Lords Select Committee on Communications, under the chairmanship of Lord Gilbert of Panteg, is to hold an inquiry into the how regulation of the internet should be improved. The Committee invites any interested organisation or individual to submit written evidence to the inquiry by Friday 11 May 2018.

Building on the work of previous inquiries, the Committee wishes to explore how the regulation of the internet should be improved, including through better self-regulation and governance, and whether a new regulatory framework for the internet is necessary or whether the general law of the UK is adequate.

In launching this inquiry, the Committee notes that the Government’s Digital Charter seeks to make the UK the safest place to be online and that the UK should lead the world in innovation friendly regulation. The Government’s stated aim is to increase public confidence and trust in new technologies and create the foundations for the UK digital economy to thrive.