EucoLight joins forces with 29 other city society and industry groups to ask policymakers that the Digital Service Act holds accountable online platforms that facilitate the initiation of transactions between traders and end-users via a strong liability regime and firm obligations.
The Digital Service Act is the perfect opportunity to address the access of illegal products to the Internal Market via online platforms. In order to do so, in the joint statement it is proposed that they should not be exempt from liability when:
- They are aware of an illegal activity on their interfaces and do not take immediate action; or
- They exert a decisive influence on the trader or the transaction; or
- There is no party based in the EU that can be held liable for an illegal activity online on their platform; or
- They do not comply with their own DSA due diligence obligations, such as the know your-business customer obligation.