Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum publishes its first annual plan of work

10 March 2021

The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) has today outlined its priorities for the coming year, marking a step-change in how regulation is coordinated across digital and online services.

The DRCF was formed by Ofcom, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) in July 2020. Building on the strong working relationships between these organisations, the DRCF was established to ensure a greater level of cooperation between them, given the unique challenges posed by regulating online platforms.

Today’s DRCF workplan for 2021/22 (PDF, 466.2 KB) sets out a roadmap for how Ofcom, the CMA and the ICO will increase the scope and scale of their cooperation. This will involve bringing together their expertise and resources, working more closely on online regulatory matters of mutual importance, and reporting on results annually.

We are inviting comments and discussion on the DRCF’s plan of work and priorities for the year ahead. These should be submitted to drcf@ofcom.org.uk.