Amazon, Airbnb and Uber give evidence on internet competition
7 December 2015
The EU Internal Market Sub-Committee investigating online platforms takes evidence from Amazon, Uber, Airbnb, and others.
- Parliament TV: Online platforms and the EU Digital Single Market
- Inquiry: Online platforms and the EU Digital Single Market
- EU Internal Market Sub-Committee
Monday 7 December in Committee Room 2, Palace of Westminster
- Patrick Robinson, Head of Public Policy Europe and Canada, Airbnb
- Mark McGann, Head of Public Policy EMEA, Uber
- Paul Misener, Global Vice-President of Public Policy, Amazon
In the first session, questions the Committee is likely to put to the witnesses include:
- Why are collaborative economy platforms growing so quickly?
- What are their implications for employment law and health and safety regulation?
- How does consumer protection law apply?
- Do these platforms use ratings and reviews as a substitute for consumer protection?
- Who is regulating them? Is it the EU, the Member State or even the local authority?
In the second session, questions which the Committee is likely to put to Amazon include:
- How do you see the use of Amazon's power over traditional publishers for example?
- Is there an imbalance of power between Amazon and suppliers?
- Do you think regulation should target immediate consumer concerns or long-term ones?