Our comments on the UNESCO guidelines on Regulating Digital Platforms

We submitted our comments on the ‘UNESCO Guidelines on Regulating Digital Platforms’ on January 20, 2023. Our broad comments relate to the need to ensure that risks to freedom of speech and expression as well as privacy as mitigated, avoided, and minimised to whatever extent possible, especially given the government laws, rules and regulations, and restrictions. Our specific comments relate to the challenges of establishing an independent regulatory system, ambiguity around certain terms and concepts, capacity limitations of academic institutions, civil society, regulatory systems and governments, etc.

This is a companion discussion topic for the original entry at https://internetfreedom.in/unesco-guidelines-on-regulating-digital-platforms/