Urgent | 8 destinations for regulating digital content in Saudi Arabia

The regulation of the Digital Content Council, which was approved by the Council of Ministers last week, provided for the establishment of a council in the name of the Digital Content Council headed by the Minister of Communications and Information Technology, and the membership of representatives from 8 government agencies, in addition to representatives of specialists with expertise in digital content.

The regulation also stipulated the abolition of the National Committee for the Legalization of Ethical Content for Information Technology, and the referral of its studies, projects and works to the Digital Content Council to express views on them, and to raise what needs to be lifted to the lofty position, with a commitment that the “digital content sector and its platforms in the Kingdom » Among the top ten countries in the world by 2030.

Obstacles and challenges

The regulation of the Digital Content Council identified 15 tasks and objectives for the council, the most prominent of which is the regulation of the digital content platforms market, and the preparation of the strategy for digital content platforms in the Kingdom, in line with international best practices. The council also aims to develop and develop digital content in the Kingdom, coordinate efforts among relevant authorities, to improve the legislative and regulatory environment for digital content, study obstacles and challenges that limit the development and promotion of the digital content sector, propose policies, solutions, initiatives and recommendations for its development, and follow up on their implementation.

systems development

The terms of reference and responsibilities of the Digital Content Council included organizing the digital content platforms market, preparing the strategy for digital content platforms in the Kingdom, in line with international best practices, and cooperating with government agencies to develop regulations, regulations, policies and controls related to digital content and proposing the necessary amendments to them, in coordination with those authorities. , in order to deal with the developments of digital content, in a manner that reflects positively on its organization and development, and to raise what is necessary according to the procedures followed.

Digital Content Council

Minister of Communications and Information Technology as Chairman

Representatives from 8 sides

1- Ministry of Information

2- Ministry of Culture

3- Ministry of Commerce

4- Ministry of Investment

5- Ministry of Education

6- General Authority for Audiovisual Media

7- Communications and Information Technology Commission

8- Saudi Authority for Intellectual Property

Duties and Responsibilities

Coordination with government agencies related to digital content

Keeping abreast of developments and reducing technical and organizational overlap

Avoidance of conflict between responsibilities and responsibilities

Coordination with the public and private sectors to organize plans and initiatives to develop digital content

Enabling the private sector to invest in digital content

Stimulating local digital content, localizing its functions, and supporting it

Supporting efforts to establish companies and institutions specialized in digital content

Raising public awareness of the importance of development in the digital content sector

Evaluation of government activities in the field of digital content development and development

Improving the environment of the digital content sector, and developing the legislative and regulatory environment

Conducting research and studies on topics related to digital content

Educating and sensitizing the community, disseminating awareness messages and promoting the concept of the communications revolution

Holding working sessions and disseminating legal and procedural knowledge of laws and regulations

– Follow up on the development of legislation in the field of digital content

 
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