Towards an (Electronic) Communications Act 2011

Jean-Jacques Sahel, writing purely in a personal capacity, considers the approach which should underpin any legislation on electronic communications and argues that the extraordinary nature of the Internet requires a principles-based approach to inform legislation rather than narrow sectoral regulation. This article arises from a presentation at the SCL Forum held in September 2008 ‘Legislating for Web 2.0 – Preparing for the Communications Act?’

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