Why You Need to Know About “Technology Neutrality”

The ubiquity of the internet is underpinned by the concept of ‘technology neutrality’: that regulation should not assume or require the use of certain forms of technology. For example, where the law requires that certain communications happen by post (technology-specific regulation), preventing use of more efficient electronic means. This approach supports the uptake of new technology and prevents government from having to constantly redesign regulation to accommodate new technologies as they emerge.

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