Collaborative economy

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Many of our daily activities such as getting around by car, renting holiday accommodation or buying food are radically changing.

Services like BlaBlaCar and couchsurfing.com have become an integral part of consumers’ lives and millions of people take part in social eating initiatives. These new types of business models can also make consumers’ lives easier if they want to offer their own goods and services.

However, as these services do not always fall under long-established consumer protection rules, policy-makers need to take a close look at this ‘collaborative economy’ to ensure it is delivering for consumers who use these services.