On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published a long-awaited set of rules intended to reform the online space, in two parts: (i) the proposal for a regulation on a Single Market for Digital Services and amending Directive 2000/31/EC, called the “Digital Services Act” or “DSA”, setting out harmonised rules for regulating digital platforms and increasing user protection; and (ii) the proposal for a regulation on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector, called the “Digital Markets Act” or “DMA”. Together they form the “Digital Services Act Package”, designed to prohibit unfair conditions imposed by online platforms that have or are expected to become “gatekeepers” to the single market. Why has the European Commission proposed these regulations? It was the purpose of Directive
The EU Commission publishes its set of rules to reform the online space called the Digital Services Act and the Digital Market Act in order to harmonize rules for regulating digital platforms
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