Internet Service Providers liability in data management

The managers of digital platforms, the Internet Service Providers, are real intermediaries between the information and data possessors, who intend to disclose them, and the recipients, thus fulfilling the main IT functions of supporting and developing electronic transactions. In view of their emerging role, and in order to protect the intangible assets exchanged and the third parties involved, specific legislation has been drawn up to regulate the liability regime to which ISPs are subject. European and national legislators have already intervened to regulate the issue hosting providers liability on digital platforms, which has been the subject of Judges of the European Court of Human Rights, the Court of Justice of the European Union, and national judges decisions. The debate on the adoption of one of the three liability models developed, differing in whether or not ISPs exercise powers of manipulation and surveillance of data posted by third parties on the platforms, is still open.