Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/202222
Authors: 
Martens, Bertin
Year of Publication: 
2016
Series/Report no.: 
Institute for Prospective Technological Studies Digital Economy Working Paper 2016/05
Abstract: 
This report provides an overview of the relevant economic research literature on platforms or multi-sided online markets. It discusses platforms from a regulatory policy angle, including potential market failures in platforms, the extent of self-regulation and possible regulatory responses through existing competition policy, consumer protection and data protection instruments. It covers selected policy issues associated with these platforms including possible sources of bias in search engines and search rankings, data protection and the use of personal data in platforms, and platform liabilities within and beyond the e-commerce directive.
Subjects: 
multi-sided markets
digital online platforms
market failure
regulation
e-commerce directive
search engines
data protection
intermediary liabilities
JEL: 
F15
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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