The Digital Services Act (“DSA”) has been finally published in the Official Journal of the European Union and will be soon applicable (see below). This new regulation substantially modifies and innovates, especially […]
EU tries to reshape the rules of the Internet
In the coming months and years we will become familiar with two new acronyms coming from the Brussels bubble: DSA (which stands for Digital Service Act) and DMA (which stands for Digital […]
From ex-post to ex-ante: does European Internet regulation go telecom-style?
3 new consultations opened Today the European Commission published its well-awaited public consultation on the Digital Services Package. The deadline to respond is 8 September 2020. The consultation revolves around the […]
The new European Commission, a nightmare for dominant online platforms?
The next European Commission may cause headache to dominant OTTs in Europe. In fact, the allocation of the portfolios announced today by the appointed President Von der Leyen reveals the intention to […]
The European court stops UberPop, not Uber. A new legislation for digital start-ups is needed
According to the the court of Justice of the European Union, UberPop, i.e. the local taxi service supplied by Uber through unlicensed drivers, is not a simple digital app used by […]
The Italian web-tax pasticcio
(SEE THE 2014 UPDATE BELOW) In December 2013 Italy passed a controversial law provision whereby online advertising services directed to the Italian market shall be subject to the condition that the provider […]