The Digital Services Act is the opportunity to update the digital economy legal framework to encourage all actors to play fairly and to comply with EU standards, to protect consumers and safeguard trust in the digital environment. Creating such a framework of trust is Europe’s opportunity to lead in this space in the future.
What can the EU do to stop illegal goods from harming consumers:
The European Commission has rightfully pointed to a future which is digital, sustainable and most importantly, places people at the heart of everything we do. The digital world, with all players, needs to embrace this and accept that what is illegal offline should be illegal online. We need a legislative framework which serves a compliance by design purpose. Everyone has a role and responsibility to act now and ensure we have a legitimate and strong digital economy for the future.