The challenges of regulating the internet

17 February 2012, 5:30pm


The Internet enjoyed a childhood largely over-looked by policy makers—a "light regulatory touch". But as its impact on the economy and on society grows, policy makers are now looking to develop new regulatory models. In doing so, they face not only the obvious challenge of keeping pace with technological change and its impact on the society, but also the conflicting advice of third parties. This leads to two questions: what should be the new models; and can they be enacted.

This lecture is organised by the Darwin College Students Association and is part of the CONNECTIONS lecture series.

Simon Hampton, Director of European Public Policy, Google

Professor Derek McAuley, Professor of Digital Economy and Director of Horizon, University of Nottingham (discussant)


If you would like to attend please register at www.darwin.cam.ac.uk/connections

Mr Simon Hampton

Google, Inc.

Professor Derek McAuley

University of Nottingham