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Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Regulating Convergence

This week I get the chance to chat about my three of my favourite topics from a legal standpoint: payments, peer-to-peer finance and data

All three are in a state of regulatory flux (which is also making for some late nights). But that tells you a lot about where commerce, and society itself are headed. The much vaunted 'convergence' of Web 1.0 has definitely arrived.

As ever, the challenge for independent regulation of these areas is to approach electronic commerce in a holistic way that promotes competition and innovation, rather than in a blinkered fashion that results that strangles innovative services at birth...

It should be a lively week.

More in a wrap-up post at the end.