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Unravelling the controversies of the collaborative economy

Heloise Buckland (@HeloiseBuckland), researcher at the Institute for Social Innovation of ESADE, sustainability educator, social entrepreneur and co-founder of Barcelonya.

The collaborative economy has seen unprecedented and exponential growth over the last five years, disrupting traditional consumption, production, education and finance models on a global scale. These rapid changes have caused backlashes from traditional sectors that struggle to compete with the new players and are also being examined by governments, consumer associations and international institutions. The European Commission has undertaken a public consultation on the regulatory environment for software platforms, online intermediaries, data and cloud computing and the collaborative economy and will soon publish a series of guidelines for regulators. The UK government has also launched actions to deal with issues of trust and identity, insurance, digital inclusion and proposes a kite mark for responsible sharing.

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