Brussels – 24 May 2023: Associations representing a broad coalition of global and European companies, including startups, SMEs and technology companies have sent a joint industry letter to Members of the European Parliament in the context of the negotiations of the EU Directive on Liability for Defective Products, also known as the Product Liability Directive (PLD).
As discussions on this file have recently accelerated, the coalition wishes to emphasize that such important discussions cannot be rushed especially when there are several concerns regarding the potential significant impact of some of the proposed measures on the technology sector.
“The possible implications of the PLD directive on our industry are undeniably substantial. The scope of the proposal needs to be carefully assessed, as well as the interplay with the existing legal framework (DSA, GDPR). Creating a balanced and future-proof directive cannot and should not be rushed.”- Siada El Ramly, Director General DOT Europe.
You can download the full letter here.
For more information from DOT Europe contact:
+32(0) 472 26 83 02
Notes to the editor:
DOT Europe is the voice of the leading internet companies in Europe. DOT Europe’s mission is to develop ideas and support policy initiatives that foster an innovative, open and safe internet for Europe’s citizens and businesses. More information is available here: https://doteurope.eu/
DOT Europe represents 23 of the leading internet companies: Airbnb, Allegro, Amazon, Apple, Discord, Dropbox, eBay, Etsy, Expedia Group, Google, King, Meta, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nextdoor, OLX, Shopify, Snap, Spotify, TikTok, Twitter, Yahoo, Yelp.
Its members produce and manage a variety of products, services and applications including browsers, entertainment platforms, social networks, marketplaces and review sites. More information is available here: https://doteurope.eu/members