EU institutions reach a political agreement on the Digital Services Act

In December 2020, the European Commission published the Digital Services Act Package, which includes two significant Regulation proposals:

  • proposal for a Regulation on a Single Market For Digital Services  (known as the Digital Services Act, "DSA"), which also aim at amending Directive 2000/31/EC ( "e-Commerce Directive”); and
  • proposal for a Regulation on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector, known as the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”).

Together with the DMA, the DSA will set the standards for a safer and more open digital space for users and a level playing field for companies for years to come.

On 23 April 2022, the European Parliament and the Council reached a provisional political agreement on the DSA.

For more information on this package, please read here.