Community and crowd-driven approaches

As the pace of technological change is getting faster, there is the view that government can’t keep up with new regulatory challenges – whether that might be new business models, competition between companies or how organisations collect and use consumer data.

The default approach has been to look to government for a solution when it comes to regulation, but in the past few years we are seeing more community and co-design driven approaches to policy and law-making. Could this be a useful way to approach regulation and standards development?

Why the contribution is important

New digital technologies like Blockchain and other peer-to-peer networks are encouraging a level of trust and collaboration amongst users to set standards and agree on how the system will work. As these technologies become more ingrained in our ways of doing business, we should look at ways our regulation development could be more inclusive, consultative and collaborative.

  • Where do you think government should be involved when it comes to approaching regulation and standards, and when can the community and industry take a lead role?
  • Are there any examples you’ve seen of regulation and standards being developed by a group or a community?

by DigitalEconomyTeam on October 31, 2017 at 04:57PM

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