The Role of Corporate Law in Regulating Digital Platforms and Online Marketplaces

  • Abhijeet Singh
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  • Abhijeet Singh

    Student at Amity University, Noida, India

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In the contemporary digital landscape, the proliferation of digital platforms and online marketplaces has revolutionized commerce and communication. However, this rapid expansion has brought about multifaceted challenges, ranging from issues of data privacy and antitrust concerns to the regulation of online content and market dominance. Corporate law, traditionally focused on the governance and operation of companies, is increasingly tasked with addressing these challenges within the context of digital platforms and online marketplaces. This paper examines the evolving role of corporate law in regulating digital platforms and online marketplaces. It explores how corporate governance principles, such as fiduciary duties and shareholder activism, intersect with the unique characteristics of digital platforms, including network effects and data-driven business models. Moreover, it analyses the legal frameworks governing competition, consumer protection, and intellectual property rights, and their application to digital platforms and online marketplaces. Through a comparative analysis of regulatory approaches across jurisdictions, including the United States, the European Union, and China, this paper evaluates the effectiveness of different regulatory strategies in promoting innovation, competition, and consumer welfare. It also considers the role of self-regulation and industry standards in supplementing traditional legal frameworks. Furthermore, this paper discusses emerging regulatory trends and challenges in the digital economy, such as the regulation of algorithmic decision-making and the liability of digital intermediaries for user-generated content. It concludes by offering insights into the future direction of corporate law in regulating digital platforms and online marketplaces, emphasizing the need for a balanced approach that fosters innovation while safeguarding against potential harms.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 7, Issue 2, Page 3419 - 3426


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