The Communications and Information Technology Commission (CITC) has published a public consultation on “Digital Content Platform Regulations Document” as part of its initiatives under the Digital Content Council that the Saudi Cabinet approved by resolution number 125 dating 28/9/2021, chaired by His Excellency Abdullah Alswaha, Minister of Communications and Information Technology.
The initiative aims to regulate, govern, activate, and motivate digital content platforms to expand and grow and engage the private sector, empower entrepreneurs, and attract investments, and protect users of digital content platforms.
These comprehensive regulatory proposals stem from CITC’s overarching initiative: “Create a clear and transparent licensing framework for digital content platforms.” This, in turn, is aligned with the General Commission for Audiovisual Media (GCAM) and other supporting government stakeholders; aiming to create a regulatory framework for digital content platforms in line with global standards and best practices that supports the Commission’s strategic developmental objectives, considering the appropriate legislative requirements.
The Commission calls on interested parties from the Kingdom and abroad and the public to submit their views on the consultations document before November 30, 2021. The Digital Content Council and CITC value the importance of engaging interested parties, investors, and entrepreneurs in the regulations drafting process. Views/comments can be submitted through “[email protected]“