Digital Horizons: Digital regulation: a deeper dive into the DNA of the DMA and DSA


Our latest addition to the Digital Horizons series explores the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA). Together, these two Acts create new rules throughout the EU that are designed to protect users and establish a level playing field for businesses. Forming another important feature of the CEE digital landscape, they require significant attention from digital actors operating in the tech space. Businesses operating in CEE will need to assess their services against the DSA and DMA definitions, comply with their obligations, and carefully review their governance processes.

Here are some headline findings from the latest addition to our Digital Horizons series:

  • The Digital Services Package consisting of Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), is directed towards protecting consumers, ensuring fair competition and supporting innovation.
  • The DMA is designed to ensure fairer digital markets by encouraging fair competition between digital suppliers, while the DSA’s focus is to ensure online safety and transparency for digital consumers.
  • The aim of the DMA is to prevent the distortion of competition.
  • The DSA’s overarching principle is consumer protection.
  • Businesses whose services may be broadly defined as ISPs should assess their services against the DSA and DMA definitions and comply with obligations concerning the designation of points of contact, legal representatives and compliance officers.

We hope that you find this latest addition to our Digital Horizons series interesting and useful. If you have any questions, would like to talk through the topic in more detail, or would like to consult us on your business’ digital strategy, please get in touch.

Read the rest of the Digital Horizons series here.