New EU Regulation to Impact Digital Services in 2022

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By Michela Menting | 1Q 2022 | IN-6435


Regulatory Combo: The DSA and the DMA to Hit the EU Market


The Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) have been voted through in the European Union (EU) Parliament (on 19 January 2022 and 15 December 2021, respectively), meaning the EU can now start negotiations with member countries and plan for their entry into force. Both pieces of legislation are set to significantly impact the digital services landscape in the Union, notably around market competition rules, creating a single set of applicable regulations across member countries. All organizations doing digital business in the EU and offering digital services to EU citizens will have to be compliant, regardless of headquarter location. This includes online intermediation services, online search engines, operating systems, online social networking, video sharing platform services, number-independent interpersonal communication services, cloud computing services, and online advertising services, among others (collectively identified as core platform services). The regulations are in part a reform of existing legislative instruments and in part …

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