The European Commission is immersed in an ambitious reform of legislation that puts digital services providers in the spotlight, especially online platforms whose services are directed at European citizens (e.g. social media, search engines, marketplaces, etc.). The package of measures consists of two large texts, the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA). In this special feature, we will look at the progress of these initiatives and will accompany businesses on their journey to adapt to this new regulatory framework.
The European Commission has just published its proposal to regulate digital services in two texts which even it considers ambitious: the Proposal for a Regulation on Digital Markets (analyzed here) and the Proposal on a Regulation for Digital Services (DSA) which we address below. In forthcoming articles, we will take a close look at the many changes that lie ahead. Today, by way of introduction, we provide a summary of the main obligations (and rights) contained in the Proposal for a Regulation on Digital Services.
Together with the proposal for a Digital Services Act (see here), the European Commission has proposed a new regulatory regime applicable to certain platforms that provide digital services (Digital Markets Act, or DMA). The approval of these rules will involve substantial changes in the business models of a number of companies and will have a significant impact on how competition plays out in digital markets.