EUMEPLAT at IIC Italy Chapter Webinar

On December 14th, at 3:30 p.m. Prof. Andrea Miconi – EUMEPLAT coordinator and principal investigator – and Prof. Dr. Barbara Thomaß – HBI Senior Researcher – are presenting the project as part of the virtual event “Italy Chapter: Insights for a Balanced Regulation: Considering Platforms Benefits and Protection Needs” of the International Institute for Communication (ICC).

Their intervention is part of the “Parallel Thematic Session 2 – Society, Culture, Environment: SVOD Services“, chaired by Celene Craig, Deputy Chief Executive, Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.

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 recognize 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 maximize the public interest and promote innovation and investment.

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More information about the event is available here.