At 3.30 p.m. CET, Prof. Dr. Barbara Thomaß
will present the EUMePlat
project at the virtual event "Italy Chapter: Insights for a Balanced Regulation: Considering Platforms Benefits and Protection Needs" of the International Institute for Communication (ICC)
The programme of the event is available as a PDF file.
More information about the event is available here
About the Event
This joint event of the IIC Italian Chapter and Agcom (the Italian Communications Regulatory Authority) aims to explore the benefits produced by the digital ecosystem and, in particular, by the rise of online platforms, beyond the immediate and obvious new business models and commercial offerings. This line of inquiry stems from a conviction that any regulation of the digital environment must be proportionate, i.e. able to balance fundamental rights and freedoms, without affecting the technological development and economic growth of platforms. In this respect, it is crucial to recognise platforms’ complexity and their double-edged nature: on the one hand, online platforms raise concerns; on the other hand, the benefits of their services, both for the individual and for the community, are undeniable. Therefore, as well as identifying the problems generated by or associated with each type of service, the positive aspects of online platforms should be highlighted.
About the International Institute for Communication (ICC)
The IIC exists to inform and thereby shape the global policy agenda for the ICT and digital ecosystem. Its members believe that the impact of technological innovation on society should be evaluated and discussed openly and that policy and regulation should both maximise the public interest and promote innovation and investment.