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Cross-border regulatory strategies

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Overview

The global deployment of IP networks and the digitisation of content and communications have implications for the way that communications is regulated in Australia and internationally. Increasingly, the cross-border nature of online activity requires that regulatory tools in place at the national level be linked to multi-level, international regulatory strategies.

Cross-border regulatory strategies—Case studies in regulatory practice for a networked economy and society explores pathways to address:

  • market-based, cultural and jurisdictional challenges in an environment of the global deployment of IP networks
  • the digitisation of content and communications
  • increasing involvement of participating citizens who expect to exercise greater control over aspects of their communications.

The paper explores these pathways in three case studies—digital information management, unsolicited communications and the investigation of online child sexual abuse material.

Cross-border regulatory strategies is part of the ACMA’s researchacma program. The paper contributes to the research theme on regulatory best practice and regulatory development, which:

  • examines the effectiveness of current regulation
  • identifies emerging issues that may require regulatory or non-regulatory solutions
  • looks at where regulation may be updated and adapted to address contemporary communications and media issues.

Release date

October 2013

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