Platforms: Anti-competitive bullies or builders of the 21st century economy?
The European Commission is considering regulating the relationship between internet platforms and their businesses users. Based on consultation with stakeholders and a study commissioned from ZEW it has identified practices that it says threaten Europe’s transition to the Digital Single Market.
Consultations with Europe’s businesses are, to date, inconclusive in determining whether there exists any systematic problem in their relationship with digital platforms. Are complaints against platforms just a natural and temporary consequence of getting used to a digital world that has vast human potential — a world in which many workers and businesses do not yet feel comfortable? Or do digital platforms herald a world where workers and small businesses will become, in effect, vassals—while platforms, themselves, will remain subject to no democratic accountability?
Places at this event are limited. If you would like to attend then please contact: Paul MacDonnell