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DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release July 7, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: EU leads the way with landmark platform rules

[Brussels, 7 July 2022, contact ines@alliedforstartups.org] We welcome landmark new horizontal legislation for the online economy, the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA), which were approved by the European Parliament on 5 July 2022. While different in scope and effect, both will play an important role in building a strong and …

Data Press Release March 28, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: A new robust Privacy Shield key for a thriving startup ecosystem

PRESS RELEASE [Brussels, 28th March 2022, contact: fabio@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the latest development of a political breakthrough on a new “Privacy Shield” data transfer agreement between the US and EU.  The invalidation of the Privacy Shield in July 2020 presented a difficult scenario for the 5,300 companies using it, especially startups, who were …

Data Press Release February 24, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: Enhancements in the Data Act key for startups

[Brussels, 24rd February 2022, contact: manon@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups acknowledges the critical value of free flowing data to the EU economy and proposes enhancements to the Data Act.  Allied for Startups welcomes the objectives of the European Commission’s proposal. This proposal can ensure the extraction of more value from data throughout the EU, enabling interoperability …

Latest News Press Release January 20, 2022 PRESS RELEASE: Digital Services Act vote: An opportunity for startups but a long road ahead

[Brussels, 20 January 2021, contact ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the adoption of the European Parliament’s Resolution on the Digital Services Act which makes a first step towards finding a balance between preventing the dissemination of illegal content and providing startups with the flexibility they need to innovate.  The Resolution maintains the key principles of …

DSA 4 Startups Latest News Press Release November 26, 2021 PRESS RELEASE: Maintaining the foundation of the platform economy in The Digital Services Act is key to startup growth

[Brussels, 25 November 2021, contact ines@alliedforstartups.org] We welcome the adoption of the Council of the EU’s general approach on the Digital Services Act which maintains the key principles of the E-Commerce Directive and the Country of Origin principle, which is vitally important for startup ecosystems.   The general approach preserves three key principles for startup ecosystems: …

Latest News Press Release Startup Nations Standard November 3, 2021 PRESS RELEASE: Independent ESNA Monitoring can deliver significant improvements for startups in EU

PRESS RELEASE [Lisbon, 3rd November 2021, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Allied for Startups welcomes the European Startup Nations Alliance (ESNA), the monitoring body of the Startup Nations Standard (SNS) and encourages Member States to construct independent and transparent governing bodies with a clearly defined role for startup organisations.  In March of 2021, we welcomed the release of …

Latest News Press Release April 22, 2021 PRESS RELEASE : Designing Artificial Intelligence requirements that consider startups will allow for innovation to thrive. 

[Brussels, 22 April 2021] Allied for Startups (AFS) welcomes the European Commission’s Artificial Intelligence Act and efforts to lay down harmonised rules for Artificial Intelligence uptake in Europe, however warns about potential regulatory complexity for startups.  AFS supports the proposed initiatives to encourage AI innovation in Europe such as regulatory sandboxes and measures aimed to …

Latest News Press Release Startup Nations Standard March 18, 2021 PRESS RELEASE: An ambitious Startup Nations Standard can put the EU on route to being the scale-up continent.

Brussels, 19 March 2021,  Allied for Startups welcomes the Startup Nations Standard (SNS) which was presented today by the European Commission.  The Standard consists of a set of best practices that address key hurdles startups in the European Union face.  Following extensive and in-depth consultations with startup communities across Europe, the European Commission is setting …

Latest News Press Release December 15, 2020 PRESS RELEASE: Allied for Startups encourages European institutions to design a Digital Markets Act that incentivises starting up and scaling.

[Brussels, 15 December 2020, contact: ines@alliedforstartups.org] Upon the official release today of a Digital Markets Act, Allied for Startups is poised to engage with policy makers to ensure that it incentivises high growth startups across the region.  “Allied for Startups has already begun a comprehensive members consultation on the Digital Markets Act and we look …

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 …