Thinking of the whole ecosystem: EU’s plans to regulate the platform economy

In early December, the EU will present ambitious new plans to regulate the platform economy in presenting its landmark Digital Services Act together with new digital competition capacities as part of the Digital Markets Act.

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In early December, the EU will unveil ambitious new plans to regulate the platform economy in presenting its landmark Digital Services Act together with new digital competition capacities as part of the Digital Markets Act.

The Digital Services Act will introduce new rules covering a range of areas of the platform economy from content moderation to online advertising and the transparency of algorithms.

As part of the Commission’s Digital Markets Act, the Commission plans to unveil a list of ex-ante prohibited practices by digital gatekeepers, as well as a market investigation tool that could be used to examine how certain markets are prone to failure.

In this event report, EURACTIV brings you the pressing issues driving the debate in Brussels and highlights the concerns of some of those across Europe’s SME community, who feel that too harsh a legal regime in the platform economy could harm future innovation and resilience for smaller startups across the bloc.

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