The event on Digital Service Platforms took place against the background of the Commission's consultation on online platforms. Organized in the format of an expert workshop, it contributed to an informed debate on the appropriate regulatory environment for online platforms.
Speakers discussed how to best conceptualize and define platforms in an economy that has largely moved digital. This debate also addressed the role and importance of competition rules as an ex post enforcement tool relevant to the debate on online platforms.
Gerard de Graaf, Director, Digital Economy & Coordination (Directorate F), DG CONNECT, European Commission.