All change? The impact of the revised Payment Services Directive on platforms
PSD2 seeks to improve the existing EU rules for electronic payments taking into account innovations in payment services, such as internet and mobile payments.Mehr
How do you manage online harms without impacting freedom of speech? Who is responsible for unlawful or harmful online content? How do you protect vulnerable people and how do you create an environment that works for all stakeholders? These are problems governments around the world are wrestling with. We look at a range of issues being tackled in the EU and the UK, both broad and specific, as new legislation is debated and enacted, impacting platforms and potentially changing the way they work.
A little over a year ago, we discussed the impact of the German Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (Network Enforcement Act, or NetzDG) which came into force on 1 October 2017, and its impact on freedom of speech on social networks. On its two year anniversary, we ask: does it work?Mehr
Article 17 of the new Copyright Directive has been accused of censoring freedom of expression and "breaking the internet" by making platforms caught by the article directly liable for infringing content uploaded by users.Mehr