Can other regulators be co-designated to work under the regime?
The government’s final response in December mentioned co-designation – OFCOM being able to give other specialist regulators the ability to work within the regime. This important power allows OFCOM to bring other regulators specialisms into the regime. This doesn’t seem to be in the draft Bill and it isn’t clear if the power to co-designate in the Communications Act also applies to Online Safety. We understand that the latter is the intention but the government should confirm this.