The European Union plans to introduce new strict technical rules
The European Union plans to introduce new strict technical rules

European Union documents read by Reuters show that EU regulators seek opinions from users and providers of digital services before they develop rules that can technologically restrict Google, Facebook, Amazon, Uber and other companies.

In the coming weeks, a 43-page questionnaire will be sent to the public, digital service providers and the European Union government, covering issues such as control of technology companies and the responsibility of online platforms for illegal content or unfavorable problems and transparency from online advertising. .

With the emergence of a dominant U.S. platform, people should talk about drafting the European Commission’s digital services law in the digital sector to replace the decades-old e-commerce directive that has governed in 27 countries. Online service.

Brussels hopes to gain more strength to review how technology companies collect and use consumer data, and after this year's Digital Services Act temporarily suspended during the coronary crisis, senior European Union officials are now considering companies like Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Amazon's plan to impose more the work. Transparency.

The questionnaire asked respondents what they believed to give the technology company this control, including options, including a large user base, a large amount of data, or a market share (transaction size or difficulty) to transfer users to another competitor).

The new law also attempts to define online platform responsibilities and determine whether illegal and harmful content and products should be removed more proactively.

The document shows that European Union regulators believe that all platforms on the Internet or only the largest platforms or platforms that are particularly vulnerable to illegal user activity should be subject to the opinion of the dismantling and the level of compatibility between these platforms.

Technology companies say it is unfair to monitor the Internet and are not technically feasible, and current e-commerce guidelines stipulate that intermediate service providers play a technical, spontaneous, and passive role.

The questionnaire was first published by the Financial Times. He asked whether there was a need to increase wages and working conditions for workers who provided services through digital platforms. It may take at least two years for the new rules to reach a consensus, and these rules will only take effect after a few years.

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