Description Hands-on session, bring your laptop!

The European Commission has launched a public consultation with the rather unwieldy name "Regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy", which will be open for responses until January 6.

This consultation, which is open to anyone in the form of an online survey, could be decisive for new laws to regulate what the Commission calls online platforms. Clearly large American Internet companies are what the designers of the survey had in mind when they thought of platforms, but the definition of platforms proposed in the survey is much broader and could apply to anything from your personal website to not-for-profit collaborative projects like Wikipedia.

Questions range from rules for dealing with hate speech to copyright and liability, transparency and interoperability requirements for the operators of online platforms. That's why it's important that the Commission hears from as many users and developers of these platforms as possible, to ensure that they don't come up with any rules with drastic unintended consequences.

Website(s) https://ec.europa.eu/eusurvey/runner/Platforms/
Type Hands-On
Kids session No
Keyword(s) political
Tags EDRi, politics
Processing assembly EDRi
Person organizing Senficon
Language en - English
en - English
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Subtitle Let's respond to the EU platforms consultation together!
Starts at 2015/12/27 15:00
Ends at 2015/12/27 16:00
Duration 60 minutes
Location Hall C.3