Digital laws – EU states are positioning themselves – economy

Digital legislation in Europe has taken a big step forward. On Thursday, the EU Council of States determined its negotiating position on two important digital laws. The Digital Markets Act (DMA) is designed to limit the power of internet companies like Facebook, Amazon, and Google. In the future, they will have to follow certain rules. If they don’t, they face fines that run into the billions. The Digital Services Act (DSA) deals with social issues such as hate speech or counterfeit products. What is banned offline should also be banned online. The following rule applies: the larger the platform, the more rules it will have to follow in the future. So far, the Internet has been a “jungle without rules”, said Lithuanian Minister Ieva Valeskaite.

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