Geneva Network Public Comment on the EU Digital Services Act

September 8, 2020

Below are comments to the European Commission on the potential Digital Services Act (DSA), the current framework for regulating e-commerce platforms, and the proposal for Know Your Business Customer (KYBC) requirements to be included in the DSA.


In conclusion, a KYBC requirement should be included in the DSA as a modest, but significant reform toward bringing EU e-commerce regulation into the 21st Century. If done properly, it can meet key goals of leveling the playing field between online and offline businesses, ensuring a fair and safe online marketplace, and making e-commerce more transparent and efficient.