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.
- EACA comment on European Commission proposal for a regulation on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (digital markets act) (February 2021)
- EACA comment on European Commission proposal for a regulation on a single market for digital services (digital services act) (February 2020)
- Position paper (October 2018)
- Press release (April 2018)
- Response to inception assessment (November 2017)