Following the launch of the Platform Regulation project (as part of the AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre PEC), we have now made available a new resource page for the project, which will be updated throughout its duration. On the page you will find an overview of the project, including some of the findings from the UK mapping study. The page also gives a report of the launch event on 26 February 2020 at BIICL in London, including the panel response and discussion with representatives from Ofcom, the Competition and Markets Authority, the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Intellectual Property Office and the Centre for Data Ethics and Innovation. You can find the resource page here.
The first phase of the Platform Regulation project provides an empirical mapping of the UK regulatory landscape. With the emergence of platforms as a distinct new regulatory object, what are the UK’s options in this rapidly evolving landscape? In the context of international developments – such as the anticipated EU Digital Services Act, this project maps the statutory basis and duties of key UK regulators and looks ahead to potential new responsibilities. The research team are – Prof. Martin Kretschmer, Prof. Philip Schlesinger and Dr Ula Furgal (from research centres CREATe and CCPR). The project is funded within the research programme of the AHRC Creative Industries Policy & Evidence Centre (PEC).