European Commission consultation on the Digital Strategy: A framework of analysis for an online regulatory regime
The European Commission’s Digital Strategy sets out the Commission’s five-year plan to shape Europe’s digital future. The Strategy identifies three main objectives: ‘technology that works for the people; a fair and competitive economy; and an open, democratic and sustainable society’. The regulatory actions announced as part of the Strategy include the AI White Paper, the Digital Services Act (DSA) package and the European Democracy Action Plan.
Ofcom is the UK’s regulator and competition authority for communications industries. We regulate the broadcast, telecommunications, spectrum and postal sectors. More recently, the UK government has confirmed that Ofcom will be the regulator for video-sharing platforms and is also minded to appoint Ofcom as the regulator for certain online harms.
This document is Ofcom’s contribution to the Commission’s consultations. It represents our reflections based on recent publications by us and other organisations, and draws on our recent relevant experience and learnings around the issues being considered. We hope the Commission finds these reflections useful, and we look forward to continuing our dialogue over the coming months and years.