Unpacking EU regulations on digital markets and services

May 10
1:00 pm 
– 2:00 pm
 (UTC)
Zoom
DiPLO

The EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) aims to regulate the activity and development of major digital platforms so as to avoid the concentration of economic value in the hands of a few larger players. On 24 March 2022, the EU Parliament and the Council of the EU agreed on a draft text which introduces a specific regulation of digital platforms (known as ‘gatekeepers’) based on their economic size and activities as essential platform services.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) aims to modernise the EU’s 2000 directive on e-commerce and the regulation of access to illegal content or products. On 23 April 2022, a political agreement was reached between the EU Parliament and EU member states on the proposal on the DSA put forth by the EU Commission in December 2020.

The Permanent Representation of France to the UN in Geneva, the Geneva Internet Platform (GIP) and the Delegation of the European Union to the UN in Geneva would like to invite you to the webinar: Unpacking EU regulations on digital markets and services.

15:00-16:00 CEST (13:00 – 14:00 UTC)

During the panel speakers will:

  1. Discuss the economic, ethical, and political challenges of the development of large digital platforms and intermediate services;
  2. Analyse the legislative work carried out by European institutions;
  3. Discuss the challenges linked to the implementation of these regulations

 

Panellists:

  • Mr Henri Verdier, Ambassador for digital affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France
  • Mr Prabhat Agarwal, Head of Digital Services and Platforms Unit, Directorate‑General for Communications Networks, Content and Technology, European Commission
  • Dr Jovan Kurbalija, Head, Geneva Internet Platform (GIP)
  • Ms Marilia Maciel, Head of Digital Commerce and Internet Policy, Geneva Internet Platform

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