Liberty Global is actively engaged in significant public policy debates throughout our markets. Liberty Global is committed to engaging regulators and government officials in an ongoing, constructive dialogue in order to position the Company for future growth and provide the best possible service to our customers. In particular, we strive to make meaningful contributions to advance the leading issues in the public policy community where the governance of modern communications networks is continually evolving. In almost every country where we operate, Liberty Global has dedicated public policy and government affairs resources which are firmly rooted in the local community.
Liberty Global Public Policy Series
On November 7, 2012, Liberty Global launched its latest research project under our 'Public Policy Series'. The study 'The Value of Our Digital Identity' conducted by The Boston Consulting Group, provides a new perspective on consumer attitudes and behaviors regarding the use of their Digital Identity and the resulting economic value across traditional industry sectors, web 2.0 players as well as the public sector. It analyses the conditions under which consumers are willing to share personal data and quantifies the impact of new EU privacy principles such as the Right to be Forgotten. The study introduces a definition and framework for looking at Digital Identity in order to arrive at trusted data flows that balance economic growth and innovation with consumer surplus and adequate protection.
The Liberty Global Public Policy series to date comprises seven studies. All studies can be downloaded here. The research program was initiated in 2005, the year that Liberty Global was established, and is designed to provide forward-looking thought-leadership on the strategic themes that shape competition and structure, business opportunities and conduct in our sector internationally.
Public Policy Reports
In addition to the Policy Series, Liberty Global commissions reports to address strategic policy issues at the European level, which position cable as key investor in digital infrastructure and increase awareness of its impact. These reports contribute to pending policy and regulatory debates at EU level as well as key national debates in the markets where we operate.
The latest report "Re-thinking the Digital Agenda for Europe" examines how cable can play a major and long term role in the delivery of the EU’s digital agenda targets, both cost effectively and quickly.