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Enforcement and cooperation between Member States - E-Commerce and the future DSA

05-05-2020 - 12:51
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This study presents an overview of possible options for an effective model of enforcement for a future Digital Services Act. Four key areas of regulatory design are emphasised; the failure of self-regulation in relation to platforms; the importance of correct regulatory framing; the necessity of focusing on the internal operations of platforms; and that the scope of a Digital Services Act should be limited but include robust transparency and enforcement measures.

A range of enforcement strategies are then evaluated across a suite of DSM legislation, alongside barriers to Member States cooperation and effective enforcement. The paper sets out several options for enforcement and concludes with a recommendation of a specific enforcement model for a new DSA.

This publication is provided by Policy Department A at the request of the Committee on Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO).