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Webinar – OFE Briefing on the EU Product Liability Directive

On the 11th of June 2024, 07:00 UTC there was a special briefing from OpenForum Europe (OFE) on the EU Product Liability Directive. It is part of a series provided by OFE on European policy matters that impact open source, business processes and risk management.

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“European Union reached provisional (political) agreement on the text for the proposed revision of the EU’s Product Liability Directive 85/374/EEC (PLD). The PLD establishes a strict liability (i.e., no fault) regime to enable claimants to seek compensation for defective products across the EU, meaning claimants do not need to establish fault to claim successfully. As a result, it is the preferred way of making product liability claims in the EU. The revision is a significant development, as the PLD dates back to 1985 and has been virtually unchanged for nearly 40 years – with only very minor amendments in 1999.”

Our Speaker is Ciarán O’Riordan, Senior Policy Advisor at OpenForum Europe. His background is as a free software / open source software policy and communications expert.

OFE is a not-for-profit, Brussels-based independent think tank which explains the merits of openness in computing to policy makers and communities across Europe. Originally launched in 2002 to accelerate and broaden the use of Open Source Software (OSS) among businesses, consumers and governments, OFE’s focus has since evolved to also cover issues related to Open standards, Cybersecurity, Digital Government, Public Procurement, Intellectual Property, Cloud Computing and Internet Policy.

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We held three special briefings from OFE for the OpenChain community from May to June 2024.

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