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PRESS RELEASES 15 December 2020

DSA and DMA – a starting point to deliver a clean and fair platform ecosystem

Press Release, Brussels, 15 December 2020 – AIM, the European Brands Association, welcomes the publication of the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and looks forward to engaging in the debates to ensure Europe takes the lead and delivers a clean and fair platform ecosystem. The proposals recognise the need to update the current legislative framework for the platform economy, to address the growing volume of illegal goods reaching consumers and the unfair trading practices imposed by gatekeeper platforms on their business users.

Michelle Gibbons, AIM Director General: “Both the DSA and DMA should be seen as crucial opportunities for the EU to lead in addressing the challenges of the platform economy and boosting its opportunities for all, consumers and businesses. The time to do this is now. There is no place for illegal goods, including counterfeits, in our digital economies: the legal framework should be geared to supporting innovation and the relaunch of the economy. What is illegal offline should be illegal online. The platform economy should not equate to predatory practices, it should mean fair and transparent conditions helping all to grow, and not a just few to further consolidate. We look forward to working with policy-makers to ensure this is achieved.”