CER podcast: Unpacking the EU's new tech laws - and the UK's answer to them

Zach Meyers, Rosie Giorgi
27 May 2022

In late March, the EU agreed upon two big new pieces of legislation for regulating big tech and social media: the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and Digital Services Act (DSA). 

In this week’s CER podcast, our media co-ordinator Rosie Giorgi speaks to senior research fellow Zach Meyers about the motivations behind the new laws, the companies that will be affected and what the UK is doing to promote digital competition and online safety.

Index

02:10 - Who are the so-called gatekeepers?
04:30 - What will the Digital Markets Act make companies do?
10:32 - Will these companies have to adopt DMA rules uniformly across their products/services?
13:38 - The impact of innovation within big tech itself
18:22 - The metaverse and what it is
20:40 - The short-term for consumers, when companies are grappling with implementing the rules
22:41 - Concerns about interoperability and data-sharing
26:02 - The UK’s answer to the DMA
30:06 - What are online platforms doing to regulate content? (now discussing the DSA)
34:00 - Drawing the line between harmful content and free speech
36:59 - The Commission’s last-minute request for crisis powers
40:40 - Elon Musk’s plans for Twitter
43:50 - The UK’s Online Safety Bill

Produced by Rosie Giorgi
Music by Edward Hipkins

Music by Edward Hipkins.

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