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Andreea Şerban, Cláudio Barbosa Teixeira: Data Protection and Digital Services ...


Abstract: The EU is taking further steps towards the regulation of the digital space. Following on the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the European Commission now proposes two new regulation proposals aimed at regulating online markets and create a safer online environment, where the fundamental rights of users are protected: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. However, it is still up for discussion how these proposals will articulate with GDPR provisions. In this study, we shall discuss the potential impact on data protection rules of the latest EU legislative push and how it intends to balance the new horizontal regulation for digital markets with already existing legislation, in particular on data protection.

Keywords: data protection; digital services; digital markets; online platforms; content moderation; GDPR; DSA; DMA


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