Modernizing Europe’s Rules for Digital Services

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM
Press Club Brussels
Rue Froissart 95
Brussels, 1000

For the past two decades, the eCommerce Directive has set the rules of the road for digital platforms and services. However, concerns about issues such as hate speech and disinformation have spurred calls for the Commission to rethink these policies. In particular, the Commission’s policy agenda includes the Digital Services Act, which would set out new liability and safety rules for digital platforms and services. As EU policymakers are planning to update policies that set the basic rules for Internet firms, it is important to understand the repercussions such changes could have on the EU economy.

ITIF's Center for Data Innovation discussed how the EU should modernize the eCommerce Directive so as to protect consumers without unnecessarily hindering innovation.

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11/20/2019 09:0011/20/2019 10:30Europe/BerlinITIF Event: Modernizing Europe’s Rules for Digital ServicesPress Club Brussels , Rue Froissart 95, Brussels, 1000, beMore information:
Eline Chivot
Senior Policy Analyst
Center for Data Innovation
Prabhat Agarwal
Deputy Head of Unit of Online Platforms eCommerce, DG Connect
European Commission
Bruno Basalisco
Managing Economist
Copenhagen Economics
Benedikt Blomeyer-Bartenstein
Director EU Policy
Allied For Startups
Ania Helseth
Public Policy Manager EU Affairs