1. ENFORCING PLATFORM RESPONSIBILITY & LIABILITY
These last few years, EU regulators have tried to force platforms to be more liable and take proactive monitoring measures to address a wide range of issues such as copyright, hate speech, fake news or terrorist content. However, there is still appetite for a more interventionist approach. EU decision-makers will discuss whether it’s time to make online platforms responsible for the content they host.
Potential impact? Intermediary liability underpins the business models of online platforms. A complete 180-degree change would represent a serious threat. Nevertheless, reforms might allow platforms to become more proactive, placating persistent concerns about hate speech, illegal content and counterfeit goods.