Recommendations for a digital regulatory policyThe role of co-regulation in information society

Release date: 
June 2016

MMR - Multimedia und Recht

Digitalization does not only pose the question what kinds of new regulations need to be put in place, but also by what kind of regulation these new rules should be developed and enforced. While some argue in favor of classic command-and-control approaches, others argue that co- and self-regulation should be expanded.

Together with Prof Dr Gerald Spindler (University of Göttingen) ConPolicy developed Cornerstones of a Digital Regulatory Policy for the Association for Self-regulation in the Information Society (SRIW). The study argues that co-regulation should more widely be used to sector-wise concretize abstract laws, that minimum standards should be established for co-regulation and that incentives should be put in place for co-regulation to work properly.

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