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Fairness and transparency for business users of online services [EU Legislation in Progress]

Written by Tambiama Madiega (1st edition),

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The Commission adopted a proposal for a regulation on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services on 26 May 2018. Providers of online intermediation services (e.g. Amazon and eBay) and online search engines (e.g. Google search) are required to implement a set of measures to ensure transparency and fairness in the contractual relations they have with online businesses (e.g. online retailers, hotels and restaurants businesses, app stores) which use such online platforms to sell and provide their services to customers in the EU.

The proposal is still at an early stage in consideration in the European Parliament, where it has been assigned to the IMCO committee.

Versions

Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services
Committee responsible: Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) COM(2018) 238
26.4.2018
Rapporteur: Christel Schaldemose (S&D, Denmark) 2018/0112(COD)
Shadow rapporteurs:

 

Philippe Juvin (EPP, France)
Daniel Dalton (ECR, United Kingdom)
Dita Charanzová (ALDE, Czech Republic)
Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)
Next steps expected: Publication of draft report

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