By: Pontus Sörlin
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The Digital Services Act & The Digital Markets Act
The European Commission is shortly putting forward multiple pieces of draft legislation that will greatly impact the business practices of digital service providers in the EU: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. The proposals have previously run into difficulties and they could still be further postponed.
The Digital Services Act
The Digital Services Act’s main goal is to update the e-Commerce Directive, that hasn’t changed significantly since it was adopted in 2000.
The Digital Services Act will require digital service providers to be more responsible for dealing with harmful or illegal content and dangerous or counterfeit products.
The Digital Services Act is also expected to strengthen enforcement by improving cooperation among EU countries.
The Digital Markets Act
The Digital Markets Act proposal seeks to update competition policy to the new digital economy. Especially it aims to complement the enforcement of existing competition rules when dealing with large digital platforms.