Information and Communications Technologies Conference Cycle

Date: 16 of june of 2017

Time: 7:00 am - 9:00 am

On June 16, 2017, a Conference will be held to analyze the general aspects of the regulatory impact of new ICT tools.

The Telecommunications Law Department invites the academic community to a Conference Series featuring experts in information and communications technologies, who will discuss the different projects, resolutions, and initiatives in the sector.

Participating in the meeting are Cesar Pabón, Advisor to the National Planning Department and leader of the Strategy in Regulatory Impact Analysis, and Andrea Muñoz, consultant, and Telecommunications Law Department Professor.

The purpose is not only to discuss the new regulatory framework, but also the Colombia interest to be part of the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development  (OECD), which commits the country to implement best practices required for the creation of regulations in various aspects.

The commitment mentioned was stated in the CONPES Document 3816 of 2014 aiming to establish the Regulatory Impact Analysis from the beginning of the design and issuance of the Executive norms.

In fact, the goal to simplify rules and regulations lies in the need to promote performance and productivity. On this issue, the OECD points out the risk that outdated or poorly designed administrative regulations may require innovation, create barriers for entering the market, and create unnecessary trade, investment, and economic obstacles.

Are the sector regulations achieving the desired results? Do entities and organizations have the proper tools to analyze their impacts? These are some of the questions the measurement of regulatory impact could answer.

The above will be one of the central topics of the meeting, focusing the debate on a series of activities to be addressed systematically and rigorously, thus enabling to issue quality regulations.

On the other hand, the Conference will describe the measurement application promoted by the industry for revision of the communications and audiovisual users’ regime.