The EU Digital Services Act: Towards a More Responsible Internet
Journal of Internet Law
17 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2021
Date Written: February 16, 2021
This article is a short overview of the proposed EU Digital Services Act (DSA): its history, main features and its relation to both the existing laws (E-Commerce Directive) and is sister act (Digital Markets Act). The article looks at how DSA proposes to solve the problem of making internet intermediaries - and in particular big platforms - more responsible. We suggest that the proposed act does not alter the fundamental premises upon which EU digital regulation lies but that it significantly increases procedural tools available for national and EU enforcement.
This is a working paper version of the article forthcoming in the Journal of Internet Law.
Keywords: EU Digital Services Act, E-Commerce Directive, Digital Markets Act, Enforcement
JEL Classification: K10, K19, K39,
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