EGBA joins other leading trade associations to call for a workable, balanced, and future-proof EU Digital Services Act

The European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) has today joined with 15 other leading European trade associations – representing startups, SMEs, technology, advertising, digital, and media organisations – to call upon Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to ensure that the proposed EU Digital Services Act (DSA) remains a workable, balanced, and future-proof legislation.

In a joint letter, the associations outline a number of key recommendations for MEPs to consider, including:

  • Maintaining the DSA’s horizontal approach as originally proposed by the European Commission. Vertical and sector-specific initiatives can then later be added where needed.
  • Preserving and building on the cornerstones of the e-Commerce Directive such as the country of origin principle, the ban on general monitoring, and the conditional liability exemption for hosting providers.
  • Building a workable, balanced, future-proof DSA. The cost of compliance with the DSA must not turn into a market entry barrier for the smallest providers and hinder them from launching and scaling up in the EU Single Market.
  • Ensuring consistency with the EU’s existing legal framework (e.g. data protection, consumer protection, platform laws).
  • Carefully assessing the impact of any measures on targeted advertising, before proposing severe restrictions or bans.

The associations:


ACT | The App Association EuroISPA
Advertising Information Group Federation of European Data and Marketing (FEDMA)
Allied for Startups IAB Europe
Computer and Communications Industry Association (CCIA) Infobalt
Developers Alliance International Advertising Association – Italy Chapter
Digital Future for Europe Coalition Netcomm
eco – Association of the Internet Industry ZIPSEE Digital Poland
European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) ZPP

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