Online platforms– Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, etc. – have expanded exponentially in the last decade, fundamentally changing the way businesses & people interact on the internet.
To take this development into account, Europe is revising its legislation that shapes the online world. A cornerstone of the internet, the e-Commerce Directive, is undergoing a major revision with the Digital Services Act, potentially bringing important consequences for platforms. The Audiovisual Media Services Directive, which the policy team is transposing into national law, is a precursor of things to come, placing EU-wide rules on video-sharing platforms. Upcoming platform discussions will address platform liability, redefining platforms’ responsibilities when it comes to accountability, due diligence & transparency. Luxembourg is actively involved in current discussions in Brussels to create a level playing field that both fosters innovation & clarifies the roles & duties of all actors involved.