Expert group

The group of experts for the Observatory on the Online Platform Economy was established on April 26, 2018 by a Commission Decision.

All members of the group are independent experts in the field of the online platform economy, and act in a personal capacity.

The key tasks of the group include: providing the Commission with advice and expertise on the evolution of the online platform economy and – particularly with regard to potentially harmful practices in commercial relations between platforms and business users – performing expert analysis on issues of importance such as the ranking of search engine results by algorithms; access to and use of personal data by platforms; favourable treatment by online intermediaries of their own goods and services; and transparency in online advertising.

The group is also tasked with analysing the evolution in the Member States and other countries of regulation, self-regulation or other policy measures relating to the online platform economy.

Members of the expert group