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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 …

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 DSA 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 in the …

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 …