Author Archives: Bram Duivenvoorde

Bram Duivenvoorde

About Bram Duivenvoorde

As of March 2020, Bram Duivenvoorde is assistant professor at Utrecht University. His research and teaching focuses on advertising law and consumer law, with a specific focus on online marketing and consumer transactions. Bram is a member of the Utrecht Centre for Regulation and Enforcement in Europe (RENFORCE) and the Utrecht Centre for Accountability and Liability Law (UCALL).

The DSA and future enforcement of EU consumer protection law

Bram Duivenvoorde

This blogpost is part of a series of short commentaries on the European Commission’s proposals for a Digital Markets Act and a Digital Services Act, released on 15 December 2020. Stay tuned for more.

On 15 December 2020, the draft Digital Services Act (DSA) was published by the European Commission. The DSA will regulate digital services that act as intermediaries, connecting consumers with goods, services and content. Amongst other goals, the DSA aims to provide better protection to consumers online and should lead to a fairer digital market. What will the DSA mean for the future enforcement of consumer protection law through and against platforms? These are my initial thoughts on this topic.

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