Platform liability in the EU – is there a need for reform?

EU rights

Import & export

Published: 24 Aug 2020

The EU e-Commerce Directive is set to be updated. In this report, we discuss arguments for and against a more large-scale reform of the level of liability for platforms.

The report deals with the question how illegal content published on Facebook, Amazon, Google and other digital platforms will be regulated in the future.

– If the EU does not succeed in developing common rules, platforms may need to adapt their business to different regulations in different member states. This makes free trade within the EU more difficult. For example, it may be more difficult for companies to use Amazon or Ebay in selling products to other member states. It could also lead to that platforms have less possibility to grow within the EU, says Mattias Karlson Jernbäcker who have written the report.

Read more about the report Platform Liability in the EU: A Need for Reform?