The EU Commission proposes regulation on a single market for digital services

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission (the “Commission”) presented a legislative package consisting of a proposed Regulation on a Single Market for Digital Services (“Digital Services Act” or “DSA”), which creates new rules applicable to providers of online intermediary services, as well as a proposed Regulation on Contestable and Fair markets in the Digital Sector (“Digital Markets Act” or “DMA”), which is designed to regulate the conduct of large online platforms that can be classified as “gatekeepers”. The two proposed Regulations would have far-reaching implications for digital markets in the EU. The DSA provides for a wide range of obligations applicable to providers of online intermediary services, including access providers, hosting services, and online platforms. These include

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Andreas Reindl, Margot Vogels, Maria-Olga Papadopoulou, The EU Commission proposes regulation on a single market for digital services, 15 December 2020, e-Competitions Privacy and antitrust, Art. N° 98583

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