EU regulation on digital platforms

The aim of the EU internal market legislation is to promote the uniform operation and competitiveness of both traditional markets and the web-based business environment. However, the strong growth of the platform economy has resulted in the need to lay down specific rules for online platform services.

This will ensure a fair and predictable web-based business environment in the internal market. The EU’s common rules on platform economy can also facilitate cross-border business in the internal market and reduce the risk of fragmentation of the regulatory environment caused by national laws.

The EU is currently preparing and has already issued a number of digital and data statutes. The website of the coordination group for digitalisation [link] contains information on the objectives, impacts and timetable of eight EU regulations on digitalisation.