Orgalime response to the ‘Public consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economyʼ - Digital Single Market Strategy follow up assessment
Published: 23 December 2015
Policies & Issues: Legal
Our prominent message for the purpose of this consultation is that we do not support introducing any new regulation before it is made clear that there is actually an issue that cannot be dealt with under current legislation or by contractual means.
Orgalime does not believe that a single 'fits all' solution applicable for all types of platforms is possible.
Competition law should ensure fair competition on the market - it is therefore key that the current existing competition rules are enforced in a consistent way. We believe that the current legal framework is sufficient to maintain fair competition.
Concerning fundamental issues such as data access, ownership, transfer, rights of use, and liability, the principle of freedom of contract, a fundamental rule of Contract Law in all European legal systems, applies to transactions between businesses.
Senior Adviser - Trade and Legal