The EU Digital Services Act: Towards a More Responsible Internet

Andrej Savin*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review


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.
Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Internet Law
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1, 15-25
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2021

Cite this