How should regulators address network security and prepare themselves for future regulatory issues?

July 11 - 13, 2017
Nassau, Bahamas

Those were the topics of remarks that PURC Director, Mark Jamison, offered at the International Telecommunications Union meeting in Nassau, Bahamas in July 2017. Participating in two panels, Dr. Jamison pointed out that these two topics dovetail nicely. Regulators are to be independent in terms of bias, but interdependent in terms of cooperating with others. Network security requires coordinated efforts of customers, network providers, regulators, and other government officials. Several other issues came up during the panels. Regarding Bitcoin and blockchain technology, Dr. Jamison explained that the success of Bitcoin and this security technology is an indicator that people are not getting sufficient value from traditional currencies and banking systems. On net neutrality, Dr. Jamison explained that ex ante regulations stop good things from happening as well as bad things. He preferred that regulators focus on ex post regulations.


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