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  • Chris Bratton - Tech Journalist

Europe's second tech regulation within a month

The EU regulations and crackdown on big tech are not uncommon as the policymakers are keen to adopt the best ruling for the people. We've seen large tech counting big numbers for not marinating rules set by the EU and later going through it. The US and the EU are the biggest tech policymakers. As a follow-up, the second tech regulation came to Europe within a single month.

Over the recent years, technology has gone through tremendous change, while regulations kept them in check. Policymakers in Europe agreed on a sweeping package of new tech regulations. Tech platforms that undergo changes and impact many people are taken into priority consideration. The authority asks for a power grant on social media algorithms for digital adverting.

The Digital Services Act (DSA) makes its second report on tech legislation in Europe to handle the tech industry. As the industry is constantly growing, regulations should evolve too. Even if tech companies do not like some of them, they have to obey decisions made by characters responsible for general people's data protection and online privacy.

In 2020, news came by when Europe threatened to break big tech if they did not comply with policies. Soon after that, everything became crystal clear as research was done and statics published for general people. That legislation gave European regulators power to take action against US tech giants. They could charge huge fines or breakups if the offence is repeated.

Apple (APPL), Google (GOOGL), Facebook (FB) and Amazon (AMZN) are some of the many that had the most effective due to the passed legislation at that time. Still today, some of the regular legislation is taken to keep large social media companies and data collectors in check.

The new ruling will impact how the tech industry handles misinformation and illegal content on social media. Online marketplaces are notorious for selling illicit goods, and during coronavirus time, we saw groups spreading misinformation on a cure. Those private groups had thousands of members who were keen on developing their version of

European commission's president Ursula von der Leyen said, "Today's agreement -- complementing the political agreement on the Digital Markets Act last month -- sends a strong signal: to all Europeans, to all EU businesses, and our international counterparts."

DMA acts to make the digital space safe for everyone and ensure users' fundamental rights. Followed by the people in Europe, other global regions benefit from the same data protection policy most of the time.

The legislation is a turning point for tech platforms. From social media to the marketplace where illegal goods are promoted, hate speech removal and scrutinising the recommendation algorithm will be kept in check. Social media and app stores, gig economy platforms, and cloud services also fall under the draft regulation.

At least 45 million EU users fall under the category of common whose data should strictly be protected by the tech firms. Board legislation can forward additional requirements for "extensive online platforms."

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA) together demonstrate to the whole world how the tech world should be managed under newer terms. It is easy for large tech firms to gather customer data, and without a proper ruling by decision-makers, they will have no power over it. As the cyber world is unstable, they may lose customer data containing personally-identifying information.

DSA is acting as the "global gold standard" for policymakers. Tech transformation has genuinely taken the world by storm, and policymakers must keep the regulations in check. At Tech News Hub, we prioritise safe use cases for everyone on the web, and it is a fascinating trait to "bolster global democracy."


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