International Survey & Analysis of Laws and Regulations Addressing Internet Addiction and/or Problematic Usage of the Internet

88 Pages Posted: 1 Apr 2020

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Louis-Francois Pau

Copenhagen Business School (CBS); Rotterdam School of Management; L.M. Ericsson; GIBS

Zvyad Kirtava

Tblisi State Medical University

Date Written: March 7, 2020

Abstract

This paper is focussing on top-down laws voted in a Parliament, public regulations, and some industry wide regulations, which, in different countries, tackle one or several facets of Internet addiction or problematic uses of the Internet (PUI). This international survey is carried out on a basis of laws and regulations in each country, with Internet addiction or PUI as a direct or indirect scope. This has resulted early 2020 in the identification and summarization of a catalogue of 66 laws or regulations from 50 countries, each described in template form. The identified laws and regulations are analysed with respect to specific consequences of the Internet addictions, as well as by categories of stakeholders addressed in these measures.

Keywords: Internet addiction; Problematic usage of the Internet; Laws; Regulations; Mental disorders

JEL Classification: I1, L5, L96, O38, L86

Suggested Citation

Pau, Louis-Francois and Kirtava, Zvyad, International Survey & Analysis of Laws and Regulations Addressing Internet Addiction and/or Problematic Usage of the Internet (March 7, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3550406 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3550406

Louis-Francois Pau (Contact Author)

Copenhagen Business School (CBS) ( email )

Solbjerg Plads 3
Frederiksberg C, DK - 2000
Denmark

Rotterdam School of Management ( email )

P.O. Box 1738
Room T08-21
3000 DR Rotterdam, 3000 DR
Netherlands

L.M. Ericsson ( email )

Kista
Sweden

GIBS ( email )

Lynnwood Road
Pretoria 5100, 0002
South Africa

Zvyad Kirtava

Tblisi State Medical University ( email )

Tbilisi, Georgia
Georgia

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