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dc.titleWhy and how does the regulation of emerging technologies occur? Explaining the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation using the multiple streams framework
dc.contributor.authorNIHIT GOYAL
dc.contributor.authorHOWLETT MICHAEL PATRICK
dc.contributor.authorARAZ TAEIHAGH
dc.date.accessioned2021-03-04T05:03:28Z
dc.date.available2021-03-04T05:03:28Z
dc.date.issued2021-02-01
dc.identifier.citationNIHIT GOYAL, HOWLETT MICHAEL PATRICK, ARAZ TAEIHAGH (2021-02-01). Why and how does the regulation of emerging technologies occur? Explaining the adoption of the EU General Data Protection Regulation using the multiple streams framework. Regulation & Governance. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1111/rego.12387
dc.identifier.issn1748-5983
dc.identifier.issn1748-5991
dc.identifier.urihttps://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/186981
dc.description.abstractWhy and how the regulation of emerging technologies occurs is not clear in the literature. In this study, we adapt the multiple streams framework – often used for explaining agenda‐setting and policy adoption – to examine the phenomenon. We hypothesize how technological change affects policy‐making and identify conditions under which the streams can be (de‐)coupled. We trace the formulation of the General Data Protection Regulation to show that the regulation occupied the legislative agenda when a policy window was exploited through policy entrepreneurship to frame technological change as a problem for data privacy and legislative harmonization within the European Union. Although constituencies interested in promoting internet technologies made every effort to stall the regulation, various actors, activities, and events helped the streams remain coupled, eventually leading to its adoption. We conclude that the alignment of problem, policy, politics, and technology – through policy entrepreneurship – influences the timing and design of technology regulation.
dc.publisherWiley
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dc.typeArticle
dc.date.updated2021-03-04T04:44:20Z
dc.contributor.departmentLEE KUAN YEW SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY
dc.contributor.departmentYALE-NUS COLLEGE
dc.description.doi10.1111/rego.12387
dc.description.sourcetitleRegulation & Governance
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