Bill on regulating internet content, paused

After the National Communications Commission (NCC) announced the postponement of the fourth and final public hearing of the digital intermediary service bill draft, in the month of August, the Vice Chairperson and spokesman Wong Po-tsung (翁柏宗) said there was ‘no timeline for reintroducing a draft bill to regulate the content of online platforms’ adding that the agency was back to square one following a public outcry over its original proposal. He said that ‘the commission would review and further research some of the controversies that have been raised in the proposed bill and would focus more on platform accountability and user protection among other issues’.