Public consultation on the regulatory environment for platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy

The consultation on platforms covers: the social and economic role of online platforms; transparency e.g. in search results; terms of use; ratings and reviews; the use of information by platforms; the relation between platforms and their suppliers; the conditions of switching between comparable services offered by platforms; the role of online intermediaries including ways to tackle illegal content on the Internet.This consultation also collects views on initiatives on data, the free flow of data initiative, a European Cloud initiative and the collaborative economy.