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The Digital Services Act – What is it and what impact will it have?

22 June 2022

The Digital Services Act (DSA) will create new standards for digital services in the EU, regulating illegal content online, the protection of users’ rights, and the liability of a wide variety of online intermediaries, including cloud providers, online marketplaces and app stores.

The DSA, together with its sister regulation, the Digital Markets Act (DMA), will form a set of new rules intended to create a safer and more open digital space and to foster innovation and competitiveness. The text of the provisional agreement reached by EU governments, recently endorsed by the EU Parliament’s Internal Market Committee, is expected to be put to a final vote in Parliament in July before it is formally adopted by the Council and published in the EU Official Journal.

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