Vademecum for online intermediation services providers with references to business users

 Gian Marco Rinaldi, Marta Breschi


On 20 June 2019 the Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 "on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services" was published ("Regulation"). 

The Regulation aims at laying down contractual rules to ensure that business users of online intermediation services and corporate website users in relation to online search engines are granted appropriate transparency, fairness and effective redress possibilities.

It concerns most of the online intermediation services and online search engines, such as i) online e-commerce market places (on which business users are active); ii) online software applications services (e.g. application stores); iii) online social media services, irrespective of the technology used to provide such services; iv) encompass voice requests; v) web search engine.

The Regulation will enter into force on 12 July 2020 in all EU countries.

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