The European Union is considered a champion in regulating digital giants. Having established game-changing initiatives such as the Right to Be Forgotten (RTBF) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the region is a trailblazer for countries worldwide seeking to regulate the digital landscape.
Today, the EU is once again taking the lead by establishing new rules for big tech players with the Digital Services Act (DSA).
The Digital Services Act (DSA) is legislation introduced by the European Commission that will establish:
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With companies—irrespective of whether they are located inside or outside the EU—the DSA rules will differ based on their role, size, and impact in an online ecosystem:
Millions of European citizens using online services, platforms, and apps daily will benefit from the DSA. Not only will the Act plan strict regulations to ensure that companies will provide a safer online experience, but it will also push companies to have better social media support and wellness teams on standby.
The Digital Services Act (DSA) has the potential to have significant impacts on the online ecosystem in the European Union (EU) and beyond. In case of non-compliance, companies can face:
The DSA is expected to have an impact beyond the EU, as many online platforms operate globally. Therefore its provisions could set a new standard for digital regulation and may influence other countries to adopt similar measures.
Overall, the DSA represents a significant shift in the way that online platforms are regulated, and it has the potential to improve the safety, transparency, and fairness of the online ecosystem. However, its implementation and enforcement will be crucial in determining its actual impact
The goal of the DSA is to regulate the online space, particularly large online platforms and search engines, to make it safer for users, protect their fundamental rights, and ensure fair competition. EU citizens can benefit from the Digital Services Act in different ways:
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With the DSA's full implementation approaching, companies must act fast to understand their roles and responsibilities under the new regulations. By doing so, they can create a safer and more secure online environment for their users.