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Liam Byrne

A single internet regulator


Create a single Internet regulator to marshal the power of the nine different regulators with responsibility for the online world in the UK. Today Ofcom, the Information Commissioner’s Office, the Competition and Markets Authority, the Payment Systems Regulator, the Financial Conduct Authority, the Electoral Commission, the Advertising Standards Agency, the Independent Press Standards Organisation, as well as a host of non-regulatory bodies have some kind of responsibility for online regulation.


The current fragmentation means the whole is less than the sum of the parts. Labour is backing the recommendations of Doteveryone to tidy up the current mess of the regulatory environment. It is clear we need a single internet watchdog with the power and expertise to monitor and enforce a regulatory framework for the digital world.

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