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Regulating the Digital Economy Series


Highlights from our Regulating the Digital Economy Series

In our Regulating the Digital Economy Series we considered the new wave of regulation and enforcement in the digital economy, exploring key developments and sharing how businesses can prepare to navigate a complex web of regulation across the globe. Over the course of four webinars we covered global trends, payments, digital advertising and online harms.

You can view the webinar recordings, highlights publications accompanying the series and our contact details below.

Session Spotlight

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Session 1: Global trends

Regulation of the digital economy has become a priority for governments across the globe at a time when technology and data are more critical than ever. There is a wave of regulation and reform which will shape digital markets: imposing more responsibility and greater liability on tech platforms, granting individuals more rights and protection mechanisms, and providing regulators with greater powers. Understanding how and where regulators may intervene is crucial to developing a coherent digital strategy in the markets where businesses operate.

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Session 2: Payments

Online retailers and marketplaces are seizing opportunities to develop their payments capabilities. Regulation is a key consideration, in particular when designing new products and when moving into new markets. While there are many and varied regulatory developments in the sector, we focus on four global macro trends of relevance to payment market participants in Asia and Europe.

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Session 3: Digital Advertising

Across the globe digital advertising spend continues to grow and the AdTech industry is under continued scrutiny from competition and privacy regulators in the EU, the U.S. and the UK. There have been calls for fundamental change to the way the industry operates, and new legislation is coming. Businesses need to stay on top of the shifting regulatory environment and adapt their strategies.

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Session 4: Online Harms

A consensus has emerged in recent years that more needs to be done to combat “online harms”. Governments across the globe looking to replace the current patchwork of discrete laws and voluntary initiatives with more holistic regulation. However there is no consensus as to how the end goal can be achieved and different regimes are emerging. Global services therefore face a very real challenge to ensure that they comply with the varying requirements whilst also maintaining a consistent user experience across the globe.

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Video spotlights

Global Trends

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Setting the scene

The major economies

The practical impact


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Setting the scene

The rise and rise of Big Tech

Global regulatory response

Antitrust considerations in Europe

The future of money

Digital Advertising

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Setting the scene

What's happening?

What can businesses do?

Online Harms

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Panel Q&A

Audience Q&A

Key contacts

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