Designing EU Digital Laws

16 Pages Posted: 6 Dec 2022

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Andrej Savin

CBS LAW, Copenhagen Business School

Date Written: December 4, 2022


This is an analysis of the changes to the methods of EU digital regulation since 2015. The article argues that fundamentally new regulatory choices have been made in the EU post-2015. In an attempt to solve the problems of illegal and harmful content on platforms insulated from liability, data-driven algorithmically based economy and cybersecurity attacks, the EU gradually abandoned the laissez-faire approach and introduced mechanisms for making platforms more ‘responsible’. The new regulatory choices include the use of ex ante method, risk-based compliance, increased use of sector-specific regulation and more aggressive enforcement. The article outlines both the policy changes and the implementation of new method in the passed (DSA, DMA) or proposed (AI) acts.

Keywords: EU regulation, Internet Law, IT Law, Eu Internet policy

JEL Classification: K10, K20, K42, O30

Suggested Citation

Savin, Andrej, Designing EU Digital Laws (December 4, 2022). Copenhagen Business School, CBS LAW Research Paper No. 22-13, Available at SSRN:

Andrej Savin (Contact Author)

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