Op-Ed: “The proposed Digital Services Act should focus more on consumer protection” by Agustín Reyna
The proposed Digital Services Act (DSA) aims to modernise the legal regime applicable to online intermediaries. It would do so by clarifying the scope of the safe harbour liability exemptions, as well as by providing for targeted due diligence obligations for online platforms. Some of these obligations would be adapted to platforms’ role, size and impact on the online ecosystem.
Clearly, it is high time that the EU revises its rules that apply to intermediaries in the light of the vast evidence of wrongdoings, important technological developments and the case law of the last 20 years since the e-commerce Directive was adopted. In a previous Op-Ed, Ben Allgrove argued that the proposed DSA includes provisions which disproportionate