Tending the tech-ecosystem: who should be the tech-regulator(s)?
Matthew G. O’Neill, Mark Williams and Caitríona Heinl, “Republic of Ireland”, Chapter in ‘Tending the tech-ecosystem: who should be the tech-regulator(s)?’, Policy report, Eds. Johanna Weaver and Sarah O’Connor, Tech Policy Design Centre, Australian National University, May 2022.
Research Fellows Matthew O’Neill and Mark Williams, alongside Executive Director, Caitríona Heinl, contributed a chapter on the Irish ecosystem to the inaugural report by the Australian National University’s Tech Policy Design Centre entitled ‘Tending the tech-ecosystem: who should be the tech-regulator(s)?’. The report draws upon international comparisons to consider who is best placed to implement and oversee a new era of tech regulation. The report found that formal coordination mechanisms among tech regulators and policymakers are in their infancy globally. To address this gap, the authors propose a Tech Policy and Regulation Coordination Model in response to calls for political leadership, strengthened coordination, increased transparency, access to independent technical expertise, and regularised, meaningful input by industry and civil society into the tech regulation process. The full report can be found here.