Developers Alliance joined a broad coalition of associations representing technology companies in calling the EU legislators not to rush the negotiations on revising the product liability framework.
The joint letter points out several important aspects that should be carefully considered due to their impact:
• the disproportionate extension of the scope with regard to software, AI applications and services, as well as immaterial harms such as data loss/corruption and psychological damage,
• undue disclosure obligations and a shift in the burden of proof, and
• a chain of liability inconsistent with other EU legislation.
The letter can be found HERE
Karina Stan, Director of EU Policy, stated:
“Imposing a strict legal liability regime to all kinds of software and digital services, disregarding the consumer protection already offered by other legislation and tort law, is disproportionate. The EU co-legislators should spare European software developers and consumers from higher costs driven by legal uncertainty and the risk of excessive litigation.”
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