Regulating Internet Platforms in the EU

The Emergence of the ‘Level playing Field’

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Abstract

This paper analyses the European Union's regulatory policy on platforms. The first part of the paper looks at the how the EU formulates platform policy while the second analyses the proposed and existing laws that already cover them. The final part looks at the consequences of the level playing field as the guiding regulatory principle. The main argument is that EU regulatory intervention concerning platforms seeks to bring linear providers in line with platforms through the "level playing field" or, in other words, that the EU seeks to protect the incumbents and minimise disruption rather than enhance the value-creating potential of platforms.
Original languageEnglish
JournalComputer Law & Security Review
Volume34
Issue number6
Pages (from-to)1215-1231
Number of pages17
ISSN0267-3649
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2018

Bibliographical note

Published online: 17 September 2018

Keywords

  • EU IT policy
  • EU internet law
  • platforms
  • EU telecoms law

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