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Market Players Speak on the Upcoming Roadmap for Digital Platforms and Ecosystems Regulation

August 26, 2021, 15:01 (UTC+3)|
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Representatives of Rostelecom, MegaFon, Yandex, Mail.ru Group, IIDF, the Big Data Association, the platform for lending to corporate clients Finfactory and Skolkovo's Competence Center have put forward a number of proposals that should be included in the roadmap for regulating digital platforms and ecosystems.

The discussion took place within a round table on ecosystem regulation in the ANO Data Economy, which will provide the document jointly with the Ministry of Economic Development in October 2021, and then present it to the Ministry of Digital Economy and the government.

Skolkovo's Competence Center suggested a measure enabling users to turn off personalized ads and mark native ads separately. Advertising market players, present at the discussion of the initiatives, considered this measure excessive, according to Forbes. Another proposal from the Center is to partly compensate ecosystems for the costs in the implementation of "priority investment projects", as well as subsidize interest rates on loans for those site owners who carry out joint projects with the state.

In turn, Rostelecom proposed to develop a number of measures to enhance the security of personal data in ecosystems, including protection from hacker attacks. According to the company representative, it is necessary to establish what data each service developer for an ecosystem protects.

MegaFon proposed to improve the regulation of copyright and related rights for the further development of ecosystems and digital technologies in general. The operator also insists on the need for a set of tax incentives in the development of digital services and ecosystems.

Finfactory believes that ecosystems should be able to refuse a user to delete his personal data if the latter has an outstanding loan from the bank of this ecosystem.

The roadmap for ecosystem regulation was presented in June 2021 by the Ministry of Economic Development. In mid-August 2021, The Federal Antimonopoly Service’s (FAS) Expert Council developed five principles for the operation of digital platforms, including their reasonable openness, ensuring the independence of platform users, and others.

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