Observatory on the
Online Platform Economy

The Observatory monitors and analyses developments in the online platform economy to enable informed and flexible policy making in the EU.

The Observatory on the Online Platform Economy monitors the evolution of the platform economy to support the European Commission’s work on online platforms.

The Observatory focuses on developments in the online platform economy, including issues such as the ranking of search engine results by algorithms, access to and use of personal data by platforms, favourable treatment given by online intermediaries to their own goods and services, and transparency in online advertising.

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The Observatory on the Online Platform Economy aims to contribute to a fair and trusted environment for cooperation between business users and online platforms.

We invite business users and platforms to contribute by signing up to participate in panel of business users and panel of platforms.

In parallel, business users and platforms can flag issues and challenges encountered in their dealings with each other.