Online Platforms

Online Platforms

Green Circle Social Media Platforms Mind Map (4)

The Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act are likely to be the most important legislative proposals in the digital sphere under this legislative period. The DSA aims at making access to goods, services and content on platforms safer and practices, such as online advertising more transparent. Consumer trust is a prerequisite for the success of companies doing business online. EACA therefore generally welcomes the DSA, yet also shared a few concerns, e.g. around the current definition of advertisement, which deviates from the e-Commerce Directive.

EACA previously engaged in the legislative process around the platform-to-business regulation and is encouraged by the fact that some of our requests are now reflected in the DMA, including more transparency and the possibility of third-party verification on and independent audits of platforms.