Developers Alliance Joins Industry Coalition in Calling for Caution on the Revision of the Product Liability Framework

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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By Karina Stan

Director of EU Policy and Head of Brussels Office - Karina previously served as Legal Advisor and Internal Market attaché at the Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU. Prior to her work with the Romanian diplomatic mission, Karina spent ten years in European Union affairs within the Romanian Government. While there she coordinated, inter alia, the process for transposition and implementation of EU legislation. Karina holds a law degree and specializes in EU law and policies. Based in the Alliance’s Brussels office, she's a tech enthusiast, enjoying the dawn of the Age of Artificial Intelligence. Other than robots, she's fascinated with cats and owls.

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