Bangkok Post: “Experts advise OTT regulatory caution”

Regulations on over-the-top (OTT) service platforms and operators should not be heavy-handed, according to industry experts. Bunyati Kirdniyom, director of government affairs at Vriens & Partners, a Singapore-based advisory firm, said several countries have considered OTT regulations, mainly related to data protection and consumer protection.

However, regulators should be mindful of the consequences of overzealous approaches to OTT.

“It [OTT regulations] could ultimately inhibit innovation and also affect their business models, which rely on low barriers to enter the market,” he said.

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