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.
We are keen to hear the first-hand experiences and opinions of key stakeholders, namely online platforms and their business users. Such feedback is of key importance in monitoring the regulatory environment for the online platform economy.