The Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) – made up of the FCA, CMA, ICO and Ofcom – is calling for input on its workplan for 2023-24. The consultation invites stakeholders to share their views on issues that the DRCF should consider.
The DRCF was set up to address the complexity of regulating digital services and technologies, and its main objectives are coherence, collaboration and capability. The DRCF also regularly consults with industry, Government, Parliament and other regulatory bodies (including internationally).
The 2022-23 workplan is currently on track, according to the consultation publication. Its aims include protecting children online, promoting competition and privacy in online advertising, advancing algorithmic transparency, enabling innovation, improving knowledge sharing and recruiting and retaining specialist talent.
The consultation for the 2023-24 workplan is particularly interested in the following questions:
- Are there policy interactions or technologies you would like the DRCF to take into consideration as it develops its workplan for 2023/24? Why are these important?
- In line with the main objectives listed above, are there any areas of focus you believe align with these that are not covered in the previous workplan?
- Are there any particular stakeholder groups (e.g. end users such as vulnerable consumers, children, businesses) that you believe the DRCF should be particularly mindful of when prioritising areas of focus?
The consultation closes on 6 January 2023.