EU lawmakers need to look beyond the ‘top layer’ when regulating the internet


Brussels policy makers could be forgiven for wanting to move
quickly to regulate ‘the internet.’ Assailed by an avalanche of
public opinion and a ‘techlash’ against many of the tech
giants, politicians and legislators have quickly sought to target
those that loom large. Unsurprisingly, this has meant a
disproportionate focus on the well-known consumer facing technology
platforms. Outwardly, this may seem like a sensible move. But
problems occur when policy makers see these large tech platforms as
‘the internet,’ when in fact they are nothing more than the
‘top layer’ — the proverbial tip of the iceberg. Policy ideas
and…


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Source: FS – All Tech News
EU lawmakers need to look beyond the ‘top layer’ when regulating the internet