The Digital Service Act (DSA) is part of a proposed European Union (EU) package which aims to overhaul the digital services market. The DSA package covers both digital services and competition law. In this article, the focus will be on the former, with a brief summary of where things stand on the digital services aspect of the DSA, and a commentary on increasing platforms’ monitoring and take down responsibilities.
It will also cover the impact of Brexit. Although the EU legislation won’t be in force until after Brexit, even the UK could expect an expansion of platform providers’ obligations following the DSA.