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Digital Services and Markets Acts

DSA and DMA are two legislative proposals related to digital services and online platforms that were introduced by the European Commission in December 2020.

DSA stands for Digital Services Act, which is a proposed regulation aimed at regulating digital services and online platforms operating within the EU. The DSA proposal includes provisions to increase transparency, accountability, and user protection in online platforms. It introduces new rules for digital services providers, including requirements for content moderation, data sharing, and transparency reporting.

DMA stands for Digital Markets Act, which is a proposed regulation aimed at regulating large online platforms that act as “gatekeepers” to the digital economy. The DMA proposal includes provisions to prevent unfair practices and abuses of dominant positions by these platforms. It introduces new rules for large digital services providers, including requirements for data sharing, interoperability, and non-discriminatory access to their services.

Both proposals are part of the EU’s broader efforts to modernize its regulatory framework for digital services and to promote fair competition in the digital economy. The proposals are currently under review and subject to debate and negotiations among the EU institutions and member states. The final form and content of the regulations may be subject to change before they are adopted and implemented.