Disruptive Business Models/Challenger Businesses

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We understand that new business models – particularly those that involve doing things differently – may fall foul of regulations that were intended for another age, or for another purpose entirely. We want to ensure that our regulatory system is fit for purpose, and is not holding back disruptive or challenging new companies.

So, we’re using this Red Tape Challenge theme to source experiences from you – the entrepreneurs, investors, and businesses – who have run into problems setting up an innovative enterprise that does not replicate other established business models, or ways of working.

Share your experiences below, we’re particularly interested to hear…

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36 responses to Disruptive Business Models/Challenger Businesses

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    Andrew Lewis said on January 13, 2012 at 11:17 am

    We tried to develop a mobile app for phones (WP7) using standard technology in an innovative way to provide a tourist map app for the West End of London showing clubs and casinos. On reseraching the domain we discovered that we had to ask permission under the EU Privacy, Database and Copyright Directives which overlap in a legal rain-shadow of each addressee, an onerous and too lengthy and febrile a process to be viable, and in the end a key supplier refused permissions, so we had to produce a free app showing Norwegian National Parks instead, since the Norwegian Government gave us permission for free.
    This requirement to have to contact each addressee when their data is in the public domain such as telephone and bsuiness directories is onerous and holding back commercial development. Please amend these Directives.

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