Draft Online Regulation Policy Criticised

The gazetted draft online regulation policy by the FPB that could potentially curtail online freedom of expression has been criticised for its lack of engagement by the industry’s main body

This month’s gazetted draft online regulation policy by the Film and Publication Board (FPB) that could potentially curtail online freedom of expression has been criticised for its lack of engagement by the industry’s main body.

The Interactive Advertising Bureau South Africa (IAB) says it has seen an earlier unreleased draft of the policy document and has written to the FPB to raise its concerns about the process and proposed regulations, requesting an opportunity to meet with the FPB to make formal submissions.

IAB head, Timothy Spira, states that in terms of the FPB’s policy, the main concern for the IAB was that the regulation would involve a cumbersome system that would curtail freedom of speech.

To read the article titled, “New policy draft raises issues of internet censorship,” click here.

Source: 
Fin 24

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