Tech view: New EU digital laws will have Big Tech in their sights
The Irish Data Protection Commissioner’s €450,000 fine against Twitter failed to have much impact, but two new acts are more likely to have tech companies worried
After the limp €450,000 penalty issued by Helen Dixon, the Irish Data Protection Commissioner (DPC), to Twitter this week, it was easy to be somewhat underwhelmed by the European Union’s subsequent announcements of both the Digital Services Act (DSA) and Digital Markets Act (DMA).
These are not the same as the general data protection regulation (GDPR) – for better and, potentially, worse – and should not be viewed similarly to the relatively lightly...
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