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Digital regulation

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Digit​​al applications now permeate all as​pects of the economy and society, enabling us to access government services, make mobile payments, play games, listen to music, watch movies, travel more efficiently, and so on. With digital transformation affecting every aspect of our lives, this also poses new challenges for regulatory structures that have traditional been organized on a sectoral or domain basis. In this digital world, it is increasingly apparent that it is the use of data that is the driving force. Consequently, the greatest challenge we now face concerns the way we regulate who is responsible for data and how it is collected, stored, processed, and shared.​Digital Regulation Handbook 2020.png

​The World Bank and the International Telecommunication Union are pleased to present the Digital Regulation Handbook and Digital Regulation onli​ne Platformthe result of an ongoing collaboration over two decades between the two agencies. It aims to provide practical guidance and best practice for policy makers and regulators across the globe concerned with harnessing the benefits of the digital economy and s​ociety for their citizens and firms. 

The 2020 Digital Regulation Handbook, originally published as the Telecommunication Regulation Handbook, and now updated to mark the 20th anniversary of the publication and provides more detailed guidance and case studies of best practice in regulation of the digital economy. The Digital Regulation Platform provides an update and revised version of  the ICT Regulation Toolkit.
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See the Digital Regulation On​line Platform​​ for more regulatory analysis and approaches!​