The development of new digital technologies, behavioural patterns and business models is challenging the status quo and raising questions about how platforms function within the Digital Single Market. The European Commission is rightly emphasising the importance of this issue and collecting evidence as the basis for a comprehensive analysis of the role of online platforms within the Digital Single Market Strategy. We, the undersigned, ask that the Commission take the following into account when considering the development of policies and initiatives relating to digital platforms.
Platforms should be primarily seen as an opportunity, not a threat.
Platforms are already subject to significant regulation.
Platforms must not be hampered by cumbersome regulation.
We can best support the development of European platforms in Europe by providing the right conditions for growth.
Read more in Czech.
Read the joint letter (in English).
More details are available in an article by Euractiv.cz (in Czech).
13th June 2019