EDiMA, the voice of the leading internet companies in Europe, has announced today that TikTok has joined its ranks.
Announcing the news, Siada El Ramly, EDiMA Director General said:
“We’re delighted to welcome TikTok as the latest new member of EDiMA, cementing our position as the voice of the leading internet companies in Europe.”
“EDiMA’s members take our responsibility seriously and engage constructively with the EU institutions. TikTok is taking a similarly proactive approach and will make a very welcome addition to our membership.”
EDiMA’s membership has grown significantly since the beginning of this year with other high profile companies such as Spotify and Etsy joining the organisation alongside some of the most well-known internet companies including eBay, Twitter, Airbnb and Microsoft in the 20 strong membership.
Theo Bertram, Director of Government Relations & Public Policy, Europe at TikTok said:
“As the leading trade association for internet companies, we are delighted to join EDiMA. Promoting a safe and positive experience is our top priority, and we are looking forward to engaging with the other members and playing our part in relevant European conversations about online safety, digital well-being, misinformation, and many other vital topics through our membership.”
As Brussels begins the process of consultation on a future Digital Services Act, EDiMA’s growing membership will further its leadership position in advocating for the industry.
EDiMA has recently called for the introduction of an online responsibility framework as a means to tackle the growing challenges of managing illegal content and activity online and continues to represent the industry on issues as diverse as artificial intelligence, disinformation and data.
Notes to the editors
- EDiMA is the voice of the leading internet companies and the most popular internet products in Europe. EDiMA stands for an internet which enables companies to grow and allows customers to make the most of the opportunities it offers. More information is available here: https://edima-eu.org/
- EDiMA’s members are modern internet companies that make the most popular internet products in Europe. EDiMA represents the leading online market-places, browsers, entertainment platforms, review sites and social networks that offer consumers some of the most popular internet products every single day. More information is available here: https://edima-eu.org/members/
- In January, EDiMA launched a new position paper calling for a new framework for responsibility online in the context of the Digital Services Act. The paper is available here: https://edima-eu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Responsibility-Online.pdf
- EDiMA’s feedback on the Digital Services Act Roadmap Consultation can be found here: https://edima-eu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/EDiMA-response-DSA-IIA-Roadmap-consultation-e-Commerce-Aspects.pdf