The EU Commission announces a package of digital markets legislation intended to better regulate major online platforms and to protect consumers and businesses

On 15th December, the European Commission announced a package of digital markets legislation intended to give the Commission the power to better regulate major online platforms and to protect European consumers and businessess for effectively: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. The legislation introduces a range of measures with the aims of protection of consumers, increasing transparency and trying to mitigate the risks of manipulation and disinformation. The Digital Services Act – liability of intermediaries The Digital Services Act (DSA) will apply horizontally to a wide range of companies who operate in digital markets and contains several measures of general application. In addition, it introduces stricter regulation and reporting requirements for “very large

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  • Hausfeld (London)

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Lesley Hannah, Kio Gwilliam, The EU Commission announces a package of digital markets legislation intended to better regulate major online platforms and to protect consumers and businesses, 15 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 98440

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