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Digital Services and Digital Markets Act

Digital Services and Digital Markets Act


The Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee debated the future impact of the EU rules regulating online platforms with Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen on Wednesday 18th of May.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) have two main goals: to create a safer digital space in which the fundamental rights of all users of digital services are protected and to establish a level playing field to foster innovation, growth, and competitiveness, both in the European Single Market and globally.

Digital Markets Act  sets rules on what big online platforms will be allowed to do and not do in the EU. It blacklists certain practices of large platforms acting as “gatekeepers” and enables the Commission to carry out market investigations and sanction non-compliant behaviour.

The Digital Services Act aims to create a safer digital space in which users rights are protected, including rules to tackle illegal content online, enhance the accountability and transparency of algorithms, and dealing with content moderation and targeted advertising.


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Event date30/05/2022