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23-09-2016

The background information, studies, and evidence base used in drafting the IA are vast and comprehensive; however, a lot of valuable information is added in the annexes, whereas it could have been more usefully included in the development of options offered and in the assessment of their impacts accordingly. The IA presents the problem and its drivers in a clear and understandable way, with numerous examples and statistics to illustrate the current situation. The objectives are also very clear and in line with the problems identified. However, the IA could have examined a broader range of options to choose from, notably as regards the minor protection issue, as this is a crucial problem that is likely to worsen considering the growing popularity of video-sharing platforms among minors, as stated in the IA. The overall coherence of the IA suffers from some inaccuracy and inconsistencies, which, at times, makes it difficult to gauge the impacts of the proposal.

The background information, studies, and evidence base used in drafting the IA are vast and comprehensive; however, a lot of valuable information is added in the annexes, whereas it could have been more usefully included in the development of options offered and in the assessment of their impacts accordingly. The IA presents the problem and its drivers in a clear and understandable way, with numerous examples and statistics to illustrate the current situation. The objectives are also very clear and in line with the problems identified. However, the IA could have examined a broader range of options to choose from, notably as regards the minor protection issue, as this is a crucial problem that is likely to worsen considering the growing popularity of video-sharing platforms among minors, as stated in the IA. The overall coherence of the IA suffers from some inaccuracy and inconsistencies, which, at times, makes it difficult to gauge the impacts of the proposal.