Chapter 11: Regulation 2019/1150/EU on Promoting Fairness and Transparency for Business Users of Online Intermediation Services
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Regulation 2019/1150/EU On Promoting Fairness and Transparency For Business Users Of Online Intermediation Services is one of the key modern sector-specific laws in the EU that attempt to tackle the challenges of omnipresent gatekeeping platforms. The Regulation addresses the assumed lack of balance between large intermediation services on one side and smaller client businesses on the other. The Regulation, rather than introducing specific prohibitions on named P2B practices aims to increase transparency and fairness. This chapter is a comment on the Regulation's main regulatory features, its declared intentions as well as its place in the wider spectrum of modern digital EU laws. The chapter comments on subject matter and scope, main principles, rules on the transparency of ranking and specific measures on improving transparency and fairness. It concludes with an overview of the main problems of this regulatory approach.

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