EMEA Tech Regulation Toolkit

EMEA Tech Regulation: Key Takeaways

European Health Data Space (EHDS)

The European Commission launched the European Health Data Space (EHDS), which forms part of the Commission’s proposed wider "Data Strategy" to leverage quality data for use by public authorities and businesses across certain sectors and areas of public interest.

Data Governance Act

The European Union has long sought to create a single market for data, as reflected more recently in its European Strategy for Data in 2020. The Data Governance Act (DGA) is the first set of measures implemented as part of this Strategy. It aims to facilitate data sharing across the EU and between industry sectors.

DSA and Online Safety Bill

The Digital Services Act (DSA) applies to various types of intermediary services, including hosting services and online platforms.

The UK has proposed the Online Safety Bill to tackle issues relating to online content. The Bill applies to search services and services, known as user-to-user services, that allow individuals to share content online.

AI Act

The proposed AI Act establishes a legal framework for the development, distribution and use of AI. The proposal imposes its most substantial obligations on providers of AI systems, but the Act also includes rules applicable to distributors, importers and users of such systems.

Digital Markets Act

The Commission has created a new "Digital Markets Act" regime, which provides a comprehensive regulatory framework for so-called "gatekeepers". This regime imposes a set of strict rules which are intended to open up markets and ensure fairness to users.

NIS2 and the Cyber Resilience Act

NIS2 will replace the EU's existing (and first) cybersecurity law, the NIS Directive. The Cyber Resilience Act (CRA) sets out cybersecurity requirements for a range of hardware and software products placed on the EU market.

Data Act

In line with the Commission's 2030 digital objectives, the Data Act is expected to help drive the EU's digital transformation and transform the EU into a leader in the digital and data space.

New AI Liability Rules

The European Commission proposed an EU regulatory framework on artificial intelligence, the AI Act. The Act is the first regional attempt to horizontally regulate AI and shows the EU’s intention to be at the forefront in this area.


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