Iran issues regulations for online business
TEHRAN, Iran, Aug.12
The National Center for Cyberspace in Iran has issued its regulatory document to support competition among online businesses and prevent platform monopolies in cyberspace, said the head of the National Center for Cyberspace.
"The document aims to guarantee the rights of domestic online businesses, improve their conditions and confront platform monopolies in cyberspace that are preventing work of new coming businesses," said Abolhassan Firouzabadi, Trend reports citing Mehr News Agency.
"The regulations will confront unjust bundling and abusing market's situation, ensure the transparency, manage ownership of online businesses and prevent imposing contracts on users," Firouzabadi said.
"The document also seeks to support market stability in cyberspace and reduce obstacles for new coming businesses; this will eventually lead to fair competition and prevent monopolies," he added.
"Although this document focuses on domestic platforms, monopolies of foreign platforms and extracting users' data should be considered and necessary measures should be implemented via international negotiations," he said.
Iranian government is increasing its support of online businesses during the coronavirus spread in order to create a modern market, while many traditional businesses are closing due to health care restrictions.