Product Liability and emerging technologies
The existing legal liability framework, especially for manufacturers' liability under the Product Liability Directive 85/374/EEC, is fully adequate to address the risks posed by emerging digital technologies. Insurance solutions are readily available to cover the liability of owners, operators and manufacturers. Introducing additional compulsory insurance requirements or compensation funds is unnecessary and counter-productive. Scientific and technical research into emerging digital technologies should be encouraged. Specifically, developing rules and industry standards on product safety and product security should be prioritised.
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