> Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a single market for digital services (Digital Services Act), amending Directive 2000/31/EC
> Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector (Digital Markets Act)
On Tuesday, July 5, 2022, the final vote on the DSA and DMA was held, and both acts were adopted with 539 and 588 votes in favor respectively. The acts are now awaiting formal approval by the Council, which is expected to be given in the next few days.
These two acts will revolutionize the modus operandi of digital platforms and other intermediary service providers, and economic operators will have to adapt to this new reality, as they will have to comply with several additional obligations in the digital market.
As the acts in question are regulations, once they have been published in the Official Journal of the European Union and the period between publication and application (vacatio legis) has ended, they will become directly applicable in the Portuguese legal order without requiring any national transposing legislation.