The new digital strategy of the EU

The new digital strategy of the EU

04.05.2022 - Categories:

Last week, the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA) legislative package passed through the European Union's ordinary legislative process. From now on, the package applies to all EU member states.


The DSA and the DMA replaced the outdated E-Commerce Directive after 22 years. While the DMA primarily defined competition and market rules for different providers in the digital space, the DSA aims to define these providers' uniform rules, obligations, and responsibilities. The providers are large online platforms (gatekeepers), hosting services, and intermediary services.


The legislative package intends to make the Internet safer, fairer, and more transparent for its users. The primary goal of the Digital Services Act is to protect the fundamental rights of private individuals better and make it easier to combat illegal content shared on social media platforms, for example. The goal is also to make it easier for users to take action against the platforms' deletion or blocking of content and accounts. As part of the Digital Markets Act, the so-called gatekeepers, in particular, will be regulated more closely so that smaller companies can enter the online market more efficiently. Moreover, the digital space will generally become more transparent, and consumers will be able to consume and use better and cheaper goods and services.


In the next posts, we will write about this legislative package and its implications for content creators and digital workers more in detail. Stay tuned!