EUTA Welcomes the Digital Services Act

The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) welcomes the agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA) announced in the early hours of Saturday 23 April. 

The DSA is a landmark legislation that will apply to a wide variety of online actors supported by different business models . Indeed, the DSA creates rules for all platforms hosting any form of content, products or services, in one form or another, as well as specific obligations for Very Large Online Platforms (VLOPs). 

Reconciling the horizontal approach ” and the sometimes detailed nature of the DSA rules has been a challenge from the beginning and will continue to raise questions for effective implementation and harmonized oversight. EUTA members also wish to stress that the finer details matter and that the text should provide clarity and flexibility for different digital services to implement the rules in ways that make sense. Crucially, the definition of an “active recipient of the service” should relate to the business model of a platform.

The EUTA fully supports the DSA’s objective to curb the availability of illegal content, products or services online and ultimately to create greater trust for consumers online. We look forward to the DSA putting these objectives into practice

About the EUTA

The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) brings together and gives voice to the most exciting homegrown European tech companies across business models, member states and sectors.

Our objective is to create a better future for Europe through technology and based on shared EU values: we aim to contribute to our local economies and build a sustainable, greener, innovative and inclusive Europe for future generations.

Our track record of success highlights the recent growth and potential of the EU’s digital economy. With the right legal framework and policies that enable innovation and fair competition for all players, Europe can continue to prosper and produce more global European digital champions in the future.

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