In its statement, SRIW (Selbstregulierung Informationswirtschaft e.V.) elaborated on how the guidelines provided by democratically legitimised state regulation and co-regulatory measures such as codes of conduct can be sensibly dovetailed to achieve the desired goals.

The complete statement can be downloaded here:

SRIW statement on issues raised by the “Digital Platforms” Green Paper, Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi), May 2016 (PDF, 313kb)

The “Digital Platforms” Green Paper can be viewed on and downloaded from the website of the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi)  (PDF, 3.8MB). The Green Paper also describes the concrete issues which SRIW’s statement addresses, and can be downloaded in English at: https://www.de.digital/DIGITAL/Redaktion/EN/Publikation/green-paper.pdf?__blob=publicationFile&v=11