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Call for views in response to the European Commission’s Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act proposals

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is seeking views from stakeholders on both the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act proposals.

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published its draft proposals on both the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. These proposals aim to:

  • create a safer digital space in which the fundamental rights of all users of digital services are protected; and
  • establish a level playing field to foster innovation, growth, and competitiveness,both in the European Single Market and globally.

Submissions

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment is seeking views from stakeholders on both the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act proposals. Submissions should be marked either “Consultation on the Digital Services Act” or “Consultation on the Digital Markets Act” and should be emailed to dsaconsultation@dbei.gov.ie.

Deadline

The deadline for submissions is close of business on Friday, 22 January 2021.

Publication of submissions and relevant provision of the Freedom of Information Act 2014

The Department may publish all submissions received under this consultation on its website. However, should you submit information that you consider commercially sensitive, please identify that information in your submission and give reasons for considering it commercially sensitive. The Department will consult with you regarding such information before making any decision to publish.

Attention is drawn to the fact that information provided to the Department may be disclosed in response to a request under the Freedom of Information Act 2014. Therefore, should it be considered that any information provided by a respondent is commercially sensitive, please identify same, and specify the reason for its sensitivity. The Department will consult with interested parties regarding information identified by them as sensitive before making a decision on any Freedom of Information request.

Update 18 February 2021: All submissions to the consultation are available to download below.

Published by Enterprise Strategy, Competitiveness and Evaluation

Topics: Digital Single Market