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.
Because the Digital Services Act has the potential to be the cornerstone of an open platform economy that protects and promotes innovation and European values.
Coming to you
- Roadshow/Webinar series to inform and discuss with our members and partners in their particular startup ecosystems. We want to hear about what works best for startup entrepreneurs. This will include the drafting of community statements, which we invite all entrepreneurs to co-sign! The campaign is designed to give startups a strong say in the drafting of this legislation.
- To provide a baseline for the debate surrounding the upcoming Digital Services Act, we want to quantify the economic impact of strong intermediary protection. The goal is to study the importance of the IL exemption for the broader innovation ecosystem, as well as more specifically it’s contribution for the economy. Doing so would contribute to a more evidence based political debate by adding sound economic analysis and an understanding of the wider reliance on strong limited liability rules
The impact of the Digital Services Act on business users
What’s the Digital Services Act?
The Digital Services Act will update the EU legal framework for online platforms regarding user-generated online content, which could be reviews, ratings, third-party sellers, search functions, shared files and much more. In other words, this will affect all-things-digital
Why is it important for startups?
Rules should empower startups across Europe and beyond as they scale-up, based on a firm understanding of their current and future value for European economies. However, the new legislation could undercut the current framework and add burdensome requirements for startups. Startup entrepreneurs want rules they can be compliant with from day one. Not being able to do so would hamper their possibility to enter new markets and to bring new choices to users. Countless opportunities for innovation would not even be considered if the new law changes the core principles of the digital economy
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FRANCE 4 DSA
NORWAY 4 DSA
GERMANY 4 DSA
BELGIUM 4 DSA