The EU Digital Services Act: Towards a More Responsible Internet

17 Pages Posted: 16 Feb 2021

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Andrej Savin

CBS LAW, Copenhagen Business School

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,

Suggested Citation

Savin, Andrej, The EU Digital Services Act: Towards a More Responsible Internet (February 16, 2021). Copenhagen Business School, CBS LAW Research Paper No. 21-04, Journal of Internet Law, Available at SSRN:

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