November 25, 2021

BRUSSELS – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement from its European Director-General Guido Lobrano in reaction to the Competitiveness Council's adopted general approach on the Digital Services Act (DSA) and the Digital Markets Act (DMA):

“Today’s Council vote on the Digital Services Act package addresses two crucial pieces of legislation for the future of Europe’s digital single market that will also likely have a global impact. We support the Council’s goals to increase legal certainty, clarify roles, and define responsibilities for actors in the online context by reviewing and bringing more clarity to the DSA framework. The next steps should continue to focus on ensuring a horizontal, balanced, and proportionate approach for all players in the online ecosystem.

We are particularly supportive of the Council’s decision to spell out specific provisions in the DMA on regulatory dialogue as a key tool allowing all parties concerned to explore the most effective measures to achieve the regulation's goals in specific circumstances.

Effective enforcement remains a crucial issue for both the DSA and the DMA. While we see valid reasons for national authorities to play a role, it is key that the enforcement architecture ensures consistency across the European single market.

We look forward to working together with the Council and Parliament to retain a safe, inclusive, and innovative online environment.”

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