CITC publishes public consultation on digital content rules
RIYAD – The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has published a public consultation on the “Digital Content Platform Regulatory Document” as part of its initiatives under the Digital Content Council which has was approved by the Saudi Cabinet on September 28.
The initiative aims to regulate, govern, activate and motivate digital content platforms to grow and develop. In addition, it aims to engage the private sector, empower entrepreneurs, attract investment and protect users of digital content platforms.
These comprehensive regulatory proposals stem from CITC’s global initiative: “Create a Clear and Transparent Licensing Framework for Digital Content Platforms”.
This in turn is aligned with the General Audiovisual Commission (GCAM) and other supporting government actors; aimed at creating a regulatory framework for digital content platforms in line with global standards and best practices that support the strategic development objectives of the commission, taking into account appropriate legislative requirements.
The committee calls on interested parties in Saudi Arabia and abroad as well as the public to submit their views on the consultation document by November 30, 2021.
The Digital Content Council and CITC appreciate the importance of involving stakeholders, investors and entrepreneurs in the regulatory drafting process. – SPA