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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 …

DSA 4 Startups Policy September 29, 2020 Our take on the European Parliament’s Initiative Reports on the Digital Services Act 

 At the end of this year, the European Commission will present its legislative proposal on the Digital Services Act. In the last week three European Parliament’s committees on the Internal Market, (IMCO) Legal Affairs (JURI) and Civil Liberties (LIBE) adopted their positions on the Digital Services Act. The DSA will affect over 10,000 platforms in …

DSA 4 Startups July 16, 2020 What do startup entrepreneurs need from the Digital Services Act?

A few weeks ago we hosted our last (for now) #DSA4startups webinar with our member Danish Entrepreneurs. Before that, we co-hosted webinars with our members and partners in Bulgaria and Romania, the Netherlands and Germany.   The aim of our #DSA4startups campaign is to bring the voices of startup entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders to EU policy …

DSA 4 Startups Policy July 7, 2020 Key Arguments from Allied for Startups’ Response to the DSA Impact Assessments

As stakeholders share feedback on what needs to be changed in the innovation ecosystem, we use the Inception Impact Assessment Consultation on the Digital Services Act to take a step back and also look at what works for startups. Fundamentally, the online platform economy has not just been a source of innovation, growth and jobs …

DSA 4 Startups May 15, 2020 Allied for Startups is going on a digital roadshow across Europe!

On Wednesday, we officially launched our first webinar in our series: #DSA4startups! On this occasion we took a deep dive in the Dutch startup ecosystem. The Netherlands is a leading tech player in the European Union, a flourishing startup ecosystems in its own right. For that reason, identifying what works and upgrading what could be …

DSA 4 Startups Policy April 17, 2020 Making the Digital Services Act 4 Startups

The Allied for Startups Team is embarking on a mission to make the upcoming Digital Services Act startup-friendly! Our mission is to bring the voices of startup entrepreneurs and ecosystem builders to EU policy makers with the goal of co-creating rules that empower startups.  We believe that the Digital Services Act is an opportunity to …

DSA 4 Startups March 27, 2020 The Digital Services Act: An opportunity for startups and users

Preventing the dissemination of illegal content online has been high on the agenda of the European Commission and European Member States. The Hate Speech laws in France or the NetzDG in Germany are two examples that show it is time for Europe to implement a harmonised intermediary liability regime.  The upcoming Digital Services Act will …