Online platforms

The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) fully supports the objectives to create greater trust for consumers and users online while enabling digital services to flourish. When developing new rules, EU policymakers should provide clarity and flexibility for different digital services to implement the rules in ways that make sense for their specific businesses.

Getting EU Payment Rules Right: Six Essentials

The fast-paced world of digital transactions demands a regulatory landscape that evolves with it, and the recent European proposals concerning the Payment Services Regulation (PSR) and Payment Services Directive (PSD3) are emblematic of this dynamism. The European Parliament’s vote on PSD3 and PSR marks a significant step toward further advancing

EUTA provides input on the DSA transparency report template

In its feedback on the European Commission’s Implementation Act on the transparency reporting obligations, EUTA invite the European Commission to (i) grant time for European companies’ compliance success, (ii) avoid excessive data requirements which are not required to meet the DSA’s objectives and would place a disproportionate burden on European platforms, (iii) align transparency reporting obligations with the statement of reasons database and (iv) recognise the varied legal definitions of illegal content across EU Member States.

eCommerce: Who is responsible for the information that consumers see online?

As consumers, we are all familiar with the challenges of knowing whether the information presented next to goods or services we want to buy is true.  Is this 100% organic  cotton t-shirt really organic? Is that aubergine pesticide-free? In today’s world, policymakers are working to shape the rules that determine

e-Commerce: Who do consumers buy from?

Getting confused about what a “platform” is when shopping online? With so many different players in the game, it’s no wonder that consumers and policymakers alike are struggling to keep up. In this blog, I explain the different business models that prevail in e-commerce and clarify how they differ from

EUTA signs joint industry letter on the EU General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR)

On 22 November, the European Tech Alliance co-signed an industry letter on the General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR) urging EU policymakers to:  Ensure the GPSR is consistent with the Digital Services Act (DSA); Provide enough time for implementation and alignment with the DSA; Give the supply chain flexibility in product

EUTA Welcomes the Digital Services Act

The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) welcomes the agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA) announced in the early hours of Saturday 23 April.  The DSA is a landmark legislation that will apply to a wide variety of online actors supported by different business models . Indeed, the DSA creates rules

European Tech Alliance Position for DSA Trilogues

The EUTA fully supports the EU’s objective to curb the availability of illegal content, products or services online. The Digital Services Act (DSA) is a long, detailed piece of EU legislation which assigns obligations to digital actors. The proposed regulation clarifies obligations and will ultimately create trust for consumers online.

EUTA Welcomes the General Product Safety Regulation Proposal

Today, the EUTA welcomes the new proposal for a Regulation on General Product Safety (GPSR), which aims at strengthening consumer protection by ensuring that only safe products are sold on the EU internal market. The proposal creates a modernised safety net for harmonised and non-harmonised products and more consistency within