Digital Services Act - Summary position of Independent Retail Europe

In light of the widespread presence of illegal content hosted on third-party marketplaces, new e-commerce rules are needed to protect consumers, and curb unfair competition suffered by legitimate EU traders, and in particular SMEs. Independent Retail Europe therefore welcomes the ambition of the Digital Services Act (DSA). However, a proportionate approach is needed, to ensure that the DSA both achieves its goal of removing illegal content from platforms, and does not harm the competitiveness of SMEs in Europe.