On June 2, 2020, the European Commission opened a public consultation to seek views on the contents of the Digital Services Act (DSA), an ambitious legislative package intended to regulate digital markets in EU.

The European Commission will be seeking feedback from a wide range of stakeholders on issues like online safety, freedom of expression, fairness, and a level playing field in the digital economy. Part of the proposed legislative package also includes a proposal for a new competition tool which would allow enforcers to monitor the competitiveness of the digital market.

Steptoe’s EU Competition team have prepared an analysis of the proposed competition tool and highlighted some of the burning questions that need to be addressed by the European Commission.

Click here to read the full analysis. 

We welcome your comments on the proposed new tool and will be happy to assist you if you may find useful to speak to us before you consider responding to consultations.