Regulation and Policy Reforms

Regulation and Policy Reforms

Sylvie Albert (Laurentian University, Canada), Don Flournoy (Ohio University, USA) and Rolland LeBrasseur (Laurentian University, Canada)
Copyright: © 2009 |Pages: 36
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-771-3.ch003
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Abstract

This chapter examines the following ideas on regulation and public policy: • Information societies are enabled by regulations and public policies that support open communications; • Government, business and public sector collaboration is key to establishing policies that lead to economic and social development; • Open source applications, products and collaborative culture are accelerated by adopting universal technical standards; • To be sustained, accessibility to the Internet and keeping it free and open requires some vigilance; • Ways must be devised to assess the local impact of policy and regulations and to provide next steps.

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