Platform neo-regulation in France and the UK compared

Philip Schlesinger presented his current thinking on the neo-regulation of internet platforms to the Digital Activities Working Group convened by Paris Dauphine University's Chair in Regulation. In a lively exchange on 13 December the enduring value of international comparison was highlighted. The distinctive policy frameworks and administrative traditions of France and the UK and their implications for institutional innovation in the regulatory field was a key theme. So too was Philip Schlesinger's contention that we must rethink the boundaries of the regulatory field as national security increasingly takes centre stage at a time of major geopolitical challenge.

First published: 14 December 2022