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DSA 4 Startups Latest News platforms Policy October 5, 2021 Will the DSA favour startup innovation in the Single Market?

The Digital Services Act can provide the harmonisation that startups need to operate across EU markets by updating and clarifying the rules governing platforms. Following the recent discussions in the co-legislative bodies of the EU, namely the European Parliament and the Council of the EU, it’s unclear that all parties are considering startups’ growth perspectives …

Digital Single Market DSA 4 Startups Latest News Policy September 21, 2021 Tweaking the Country of Origin principle in the DSA – A threat to the Digital Single Market

As the discussions around the Digital Services Act (DSA) progress, one principle is of key importance for startups – the Country of Origin, also known as the Internal Market Clause. The principle states that a company must follow the legislation of its country of establishment, regardless of where its services are offered. Concretely, a second-hand …

Digital Single Market DSA 4 Startups Latest News platforms Policy September 8, 2021 How will marketplace startups in the EU deal with new platform rules?

There are about 10,000 startup platforms in the EU, many of which are online marketplaces. The Digital Services Act has the potential to empower these to launch their businesses and scale in the EU, if it preserves the founding principles of the platform economy and gives entrepreneurs legal clarity. As the discussions are underway in …

DSA 4 Startups platforms Policy June 25, 2021 Dear MEPs: We can strike a balance between promoting innovation and protecting consumers in the DSA

Startups are born out of consumers’ needs. In order to grow their businesses, consumer trust is imperative and hence it is in their interest to provide the information and tailored services that their users need. The Digital Services Act (DSA) represents an opportunity to strike the right balance between designing a clear pathway for startups …

DSA 4 Startups Policy June 4, 2021 Policy makers: avoid slowing down the platform economy with the DSA

Last week we published our position on the DSA, following a consultation with our Members. In a subsequent blog post, we highlighted what elements of the DSA  have the potential to ignite startup growth. This week, we want to cover the elements of the DSA with the potential to undermine startup growth and the economic …

DSA 4 Startups May 28, 2021 5 key concepts of the DSA that will support startup entrepreneurs.

This week we have published our position on the DSA, which lays out measures that work for startups, and those that may hamper startups’ potential. In this blogpost we sum up 5 key concepts of the Digital Services Act that will support successful startup ecosystems.  Focusing on illegal content: There is currently no clear definition …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Open Letter Uncategorized May 27, 2021 Joint statement to the 27 May Competitiveness Council on The Digital Services Act (DSA)

The undersigned organisations support the objective of the Digital Services Act (DSA) to increase digital innovation, online safety, and fundamental rights protection in the European Union Single Market. Considering the importance of this file we take this opportunity to congratulate the Portuguese Presidency and the Member States for the significant progress at the Working Party …

DSA 4 Startups Policy January 22, 2021 The Digital Services Act: The GDPR of Platforms?

Startups across the world have come to know the EU as the first-mover on privacy legislation with the GDPR. In December the European Commission put forward two landmark files to regulate the online platform economy: the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Given the potential replication of these rules worldwide, startup …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release December 15, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Allied for Startups welcomes opportunity to update and clarify regulatory framework for startups in the Digital Services Act (DSA), applauds inclusion of key principles

[Brussels, 15 December 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org]  Allied for Startups today welcomed the announcement of a comprehensive Digital Services Act (DSA) which maintained three key principles of a robust digital economy.  “Reaffirming the intermediary liability exemption, the country of origin principle and the prohibition of general monitoring are paramount to the scalability of startups in the …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release October 27, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: The Digital Services Act could empower startups and the wider EU economy.  

[Brussels, 27 October 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups in partnership with Oxera have published an economic impact assessment about how the Digital Services Act will affect business users of platforms.  The study was conducted by Oxera, who interviewed 1000 businesses across four Member States (Spain, Ireland, Bulgaria and Germany). The findings show that business …