#ECJ: a seller, on an internet website, with a certain amount of offers is not automatically considered as a professional “trader”

A person who publishes a number of sales advertisements on a website is not automatically a ‘trader’ That activity may be regarded as a ‘commercial practice’ if that person is acting for purposes relating to his or her trade, business, craft or profession A consumer bought a second-hand watch on an online sales platform. After … Continue reading #ECJ: a seller, on an internet website, with a certain amount of offers is not automatically considered as a professional “trader”

Special Rapporteur’s 2018 report – A Human Rights Approach to Platform Content Regulation

The Special Rapporteur’s 2018 report to the United Nations Human Rights Council is now online. In the first-ever UN report that examines the regulation of user-general online content, the Special Rapporteur examines the role of States and social media companies in providing an enabling environment for freedom of expression and access to information online. In … Continue reading Special Rapporteur’s 2018 report – A Human Rights Approach to Platform Content Regulation

The right to data portability in the platform economy: how to free consumers and suppliers from the dictatorship of the platform and increase competition in the EU’s Digital Single Market

Really happy and honored to partecipate at the International PhD Colloquium "Regulating new technologies in uncertain times" at the Tilburg University   The 14th of June I will present my paper: "The right to data portability in the platform economy: how to free consumers and suppliers from the dictatorship of the platform and increase competition … Continue reading The right to data portability in the platform economy: how to free consumers and suppliers from the dictatorship of the platform and increase competition in the EU’s Digital Single Market

Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness

European Commission - Press release Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness Brussels, 26 April 2018 Today, the European Commission is proposing new rules for the online platforms providing small businesses with a safety net in the digital economy. The new rules will improve the functioning of the Digital Single Market and … Continue reading Online platforms: Commission sets new standards on transparency and fairness

ILO – Job quality in the platform economy

The “platform economy” emerged in the early 2000s alongside the growth of the Internet, providing opportunities for the production and delivery of a range of services delivered through online marketplaces (platforms). Digital labour platforms take a variety of forms, although it is useful to distinguish between crowdwork and work on demand via apps (De Stefano, … Continue reading ILO – Job quality in the platform economy

European Parliament Infographic: the increasing popularity of the collaborative economy

  The collaborative economy comes with challenges and opportunities, which are dealt with in a resolution adopted by MEPs on 15 June. Online platforms such as Airbnb and Deliveroo that match providers of goods and services with consumers have become household names in just a few years. The total transactions' value for the four main … Continue reading European Parliament Infographic: the increasing popularity of the collaborative economy