ACM publishes draft guidelines regarding the rules for online platforms and search engines

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The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has published draft guidelines in which ACM explains how it interprets the transparency rules of the Platform-to-Business Regulation. The draft guidelines explain what information providers of online platforms and online search engines must provide to businesses that offer goods or services using such platforms and search engines.

’These guidelines explain to platform companies what information they must provide so that their business users know what to expect from the platform. In that way, businesses can decide whether and, if so, how they want to use the platform’, explains Manon Leijten, Member of the Board of ACM. ‘We also published an easy-to-understand summary of the most important rules. By providing as much clarity as possible, small businesses might discover that they have more rights than they previously thought’.