[Air-L] Online Talk Series on Platform Governance Research: TUE, July 4 – Catalina Goanta on European Regulation and Platform ToS

Joly MacFie joly at punkcast.com
Thu Jun 29 00:55:53 PDT 2023

Hi Christian,

Are recordings / transcripts of the talks made available?


On Thu, Jun 29, 2023 at 3:34 AM Christian Katzenbach via Air-L <
air-l at listserv.aoir.org> wrote:

> Dear AoIR-colleagues,
> This Tuesday we are continuing our online talk series „Behind the Scenes –
> Conversations on Empirical Platform Governance Research“. This time we are
> hosting Catalina Goanta from the University of Utrecht with a talk on "How
> European consumer regulation changed social media platform geographies“.
> More info below, registration for the online event is here:
> https://platform-governance.org/online-talk-series/session-3-catalina-goanta-how-european-consumer-regulation-changed-social-media-platform-geographies/
> Looking forward to see you next week,
> Christian
> Paloma
> Joao
> ####
> Online Talk Series "Behind the Scenes – Conversations on Empirical
> Platform Governance Research“
> Session 3: Catalina Goanta – How European consumer regulation changed
> social media platform geographies
> Time and Date: July 4, 2023, 15:00 CEST, Online
> Registration via this form <https://forms.gle/xq2irQb4mnHkLUcD6>
> Private governance on social media platforms has long been perceived as a
> unitary phenomenon in a unitary cyberspace, particularly when relating to
> Terms of Service (ToS) and additional platform documentations that apply to
> the relationship between platforms and users around the world. In their
> past, for reasons relating to transaction costs and legal divergence,
> platforms have imposed the same set of rules, often of US origin, well
> beyond the physical boundaries of their jurisdiction of establishment.
> However, this has led to tensions with rules in other jurisdictions, as
> well as a shift from cyberspace to cyberspaces of legal compliance. For
> instance, the European Union has a rich history of 50 years of consumer law
> and policy that reflects a mandatory legal framework curtailing the freedom
> of contract on which ToS are based. Some of this regulation, such as the
> Unfair Contract Terms Directive or the Unfair Commercial Practices
> Directive, have been essential instruments of resistance in the face of the
> unfair clauses and practices exercised by large social media companies onto
> European consumers.
> This talk explores the impact of EU consumer law on social media ToS in
> the context of a comparison between ToS from four platforms (Facebook,
> Instagram, TikTok and Twitter) applied in four jurisdictions (US, UK,
> Germany and Singapore). It analyses the ToS strategies these social media
> platforms currently deploy in their global governance, and it speculates on
> the relative power of legal compliance.
> Catalina Goanta is an Associate Professor in Private Law and Technology
> and Principal Investigator of the ERC Starting Grant HUMANads, focused on
> understanding the impact of content monetization on social media and on
> reinterpreting private law fairness in the context of platform governance.
> Between 2016-2021 she was Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at
> Maastricht University, and during  February 2018 – February 2019 a Niels
> Stensen fellow at the University of St. Gallen (The Institute of Work and
> Employment) and Harvard University (The Berkman Center for Internet and
> Society). She is also a non-residential fellow of the Stanford
> Transatlantic Technology Law Forum.
> About the Series
> This talk is part of the series Behind the Scenes – Conversations on
> Empirical Platform Governance Research <
> https://platform-governance.org/online-talk-series/> that invites
> scholars in this field to share their experiences and views, fostering
> community exchange about how we can study platform governance in this
> challenging context. It is hosted by the Lab “Platform Governance, Media,
> and Technology” (PGMT) at the Centre for Media, Communication and
> Information Research (ZeMKI), <https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/zemki>
> University of Bremen, and the Centre for Media and Journalism Studies <
> https://www.rug.nl/research/icog/research/research-centres/centre-for-journalism-and-mediastudies/>,
> University of Groningen.
> Registration
> Please register via this form <https://forms.gle/xq2irQb4mnHkLUcD6>
> shortly with an email-address for the full series or this event only, so
> that we can share the meeting link with you.
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