The EU Commission publishes legislative measures to promote a borderless single market for digital services and increase responsibility and accountability for digital platforms

The draft Digital Services Act (DSA) is one of two legislative measures proposed by the European Commission (Commission) aimed at promoting a borderless single market for digital services and increasing responsibility and accountability for digital platform; the second being the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The DSA introduces a new set of rules and obligations for providers of so-called “intermediary services,” including online platforms, which are intended to build on the framework introduced by the E-Commerce Directive over two decades ago, [1] but without superseding sector-specific measures such as those targeting illegal hate speech or terrorist content. In order to avoid potential divergences in its implementation across EU Member States, the DSA will take the form of a Regulation.

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Lesley Hannah, Kio Gwilliam, Antonio Delussu, The EU Commission publishes legislative measures to promote a borderless single market for digital services and increase responsibility and accountability for digital platforms, 15 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 101107

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