17 July 2009

MEF regulatory workshops offer platform for industry consultation

MEF are holding our third regulatory workshop on Tuesday 21 July in London. PhonepayPlus will be presenting at this interactive session in an active step to seek industry input and feedback on the pre-consultation discussion paper (PDF download) for their 12th Code.

Dubbed “the most significant revision in the organisation’s 23-year history”, the phone-paid services UK regulator is asking for substantive comments by 1 August, although the discussion will be ongoing as the formal consultation will not kick off until the Autumn.

Following hot on the heels of MEF’s workshops on the CAP/BCAP Code and Ofcom Scope Review, the session will be hosted by international law firm and MEF member Denton Wilde Sapte and is open to all MEF members. Head of Industry Support & Policy at PpP, Mark Collins, will be presenting and taking Q&A.

PhonepayPlus 12th Code Pre-consultation
Date: Tuesday 21 July
Time: 9am – noon
Venue: Denton Wilde Sapte, One Fleet Place, London EC4M (Google Map)

“We now have a great window of opportunity to work with PhonepayPlus and Ofcom to ensure that the current regulatory regime evolves to meet the needs of consumers while also supporting an innovative and dynamic mobile entertainment industry.”
Suhail Bhat, Policy and Initiatives Director, MEF

“The development of a new Code of Practice is one of the most important activities that we undertake to ensure consumer protection in an ever-changing market. We welcome the opportunity to participate in industry discussions, such as MEF’s workshop, to ensure we’re canvassing the widest possible cross section of the industry. I very much look forward to next week’s session.”
Mark Collins, Head of Industry Support & Policy, PhonepayPlus

But be quick! Spaces for these workshops are extremely limited - please contact Sarah Roberts if you would like to attend. For more information about regulatory issues contact Suhail Bhat or visit our website.

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