Reply to post: Re: Same Regulation

Uber, AirBNB: Lay off 'em, EC tells member states


Re: Same Regulation

@ Falmari

They need the same regulatory touch as the existing players offering those services.

That's what struck me about this article; why the special case for "collaborative economy platforms"? If the EC was calling for light-touch regulation on all businesses, I'd (after ducking to avoid possible flying pigs) be absolutely delighted. But instead the EC beavers away increasing the regulatory burden on most businesses, then turns around and asks for special treatment for businesses whose net contribution to the economy is highly questionable. Something's not right here.

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