eBay's CEO Jamie Iannone meets EU Commissioner Thierry Breton to discuss the platform economy

January 19, 2021

Earlier this month, eBay's CEO Jamie Iannone met European Commissioner for Internal Market Thierry Breton to discuss aspects related to the platform economy and the proposed Digital Services Package. 

Jamie Iannone shared information about eBay's efforts to ensure users are protected online and reiterated eBay's support for a balanced and workable regulatory framework that would promote both a safe platform environment and innovation. The discussion was cordial, constructive and fruitful as it rapidly became clear that eBay and the European Commission have common objectives: ensuring user safety and empowering SMEs at the same time.

We hope the European institutions will ensure that the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act will further empower EU citizens and SMEs to use online platforms like eBay to reap the full potential of the digital economy.

This meeting is part of eBay's efforts to engage in a constructive dialogue with the EU institutions to contribute to the policy debate, in particular amplifying the voice of eBay-enabled SMEs. We exist to drive economic opportunity for individuals and entrepreneurs, and therefore our objective is to ensure the policy framework takes their needs into account.