CITC Releases Public Consultation on Digital Content Rules
Riyadh — The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has released 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, enable and motivate digital content platforms to grow and grow. Furthermore, it aims to engage the private sector, empower entrepreneurs as well as attract investment and protect users of digital content platforms.
These comprehensive regulatory proposals stem from CITC’s global initiative: “Creating a Clear and Transparent Licensing Framework for Digital Content Platforms”.
This in turn is aligned with the General Audiovisual Media Commission (GCAM) and other supporting government stakeholders; aimed at creating a regulatory framework for digital content platforms in line with global standards and best practices that supports the Commission’s strategic development objectives, taking into account appropriate legislative requirements.
The commission calls on interested parties from 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