The Digital Services Act Package is a set of proposed regulations by the European Commission that aims to create a safer and more transparent online environment for users of digital services in the European Union. The package includes two main legislative proposals: the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA).
The Digital Services Act focuses on regulating online platforms and services that host user-generated content, such as social media platforms, online marketplaces, and search engines. The aim is to ensure that such platforms take responsibility for the content on their platforms, including tackling illegal content, harmful content, and disinformation.
The Digital Markets Act, on the other hand, aims to address the issue of dominant online platforms, known as “gatekeepers”, and prevent them from engaging in anti-competitive behavior that harms smaller businesses and stifles innovation.
Overall, the Digital Services Act Package represents a significant step in the EU’s efforts to regulate the digital economy and create a safer and more competitive online environment.