In this digital age, governments and regulators are actively working to bring order to our online lives and move the Internet into a more regulated environment.
Both the European Union Digital Services Act (DSA) and the UK Online Safety Act (OSA)
aim to strike a balance between promoting innovation and protecting the Internet for future generations.
The UK's Online Safety Act has just gone out of print and is in the final stages of royal review. The deadline for compliance is mid-2024.
While both the OSA and DSA aim to create a safer digital space, the two bills are not carbon copies of each other. They vary in scope, specificity, and obligations imposed on digital platforms.
"The Digital Services Act regulates the obligations of digital assistance as intermediaries in supplying consumers with access to interests, assistance, and content. This includes, but is not limited to, online marketplaces."