Legal: Orgalim comments on the draft guidance document on the Product Liability Directive

Published: 13 February 2020

Policies & Issues: Legal

Having read the report on Liability for Artificial Intelligence, Orgalim is pleased to provide our views on the future Guidance Document to the Product Liability Directive (85/374/EEC). 

The Product Liability Directive, thanks to its technology-neutral provisions, has created legal certainty while enabling technological innovation over the past years. We do not see a need to revise the Directive at this point in time. We believe that the Directive is fit for purpose and will continue to meet its objective of setting a balanced and fair framework, in terms of liability, for damage caused by a defective product. The upcoming European Commission guidelines, planned for the first semester of 2020, will play a crucial role in clarifying the scope of the Directive for smart products. You can download our views by clicking on the download button.

To read our comments in full, please download the document above.

Authors

Selandari
Silvia Selandari
Adviser - Trade & Legal

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