On October 2nd, EuroISPA joint forces with CCIA, EDIMa, EDRi, EEA and EMOTA to express concerns regarding the developments in the legislative process surrounding the Regulation on Market Surveillance and Product Safety. EuroISPA urges European institutions, and particularly the European Parliament, not to distort the scope and intention of the proposals with far-reaching amendments that would negatively affect online commerce.
EuroISPA calls to keep the scope of the legislation limited to products safety. Extend the scope to cover also intellectual property would undermine legal certainty and put an excessive burden on businesses, particularly SMEs.
A number of amendments tabled also undermine the principle of technology neutrality and would burden Internet intermediaries with inappropriate obligations of general monitoring, in contravention of European law, the Charter of Human Rights and rulings from the European Court of Justice.