The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has called on the public to provide their feedback on the “Competition Regulations for Digital Content Platforms”. This is part of the Commission’s efforts to regulate competition in the Kingdom’s digital content market, and to create a clear regulatory framework promoting fair competition among digital content platforms.
The document is based on an analysis of digital platform markets to identify the problems and risks related to competition. In addition to development of new tools, policies, and recommendations to prevent anti-competitive behavior, this document also incorporates the long-term economic and investment benefits of promoting fair competition for both consumers and the wider sector.
The document aims to set the framework for fair competition regulations among digital content platforms in line with international best practices. It is also ensured that the policies proposed in the document are in accordance with all relevant regulations in the Kingdom.
Driven by CITC and the Digital Content Council’s desire to involve all relevant authorities, investors, and entrepreneurs in the formulation of regulations, CITC urges the public and all relevant parties to express their views and submit their suggestions by August 28, 2022, through the following: