The EU Digital Services Act: Towards a More Responsible Internet

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This article is a short overview of the proposed EU Digital Services Act (DSA): its history, main features and its relation to both the existing laws (E-Commerce Directive) and is sister act (Digital Markets Act). The article looks at how DSA proposes to solve the problem of making internet intermediaries - and in particular big platforms - more responsible. We suggest that the proposed act does not alter the fundamental premises upon which EU digital regulation lies but that it significantly increases procedural tools available for national and EU enforcement.
This is a working paper version of the article forthcoming in the Journal of Internet Law.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
PublisherCopenhagen Business School [wp]
Number of pages17
Publication statusPublished - 2021
SeriesCBS LAW Research Paper


  • EU Digital Services Act
  • E-Commerce Directive
  • Digital Markets Act
  • Enforcement

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