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In brief

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published the first draft of the Digital Services Act (DSA). In this episode of TMT Talk, Carolina Pardo discusses this impactful legal development with Ben AllgroveRebecca Bland, and Julia Dickenson. Our TMT industry experts highlight the key points of the DSA, give their perspectives on the new obligations included in it, who they apply to and provide updates on the progress of this new law.

You can also read an article written by Ben, Julia and Rebecca on the DSA in our recently published Looking Ahead 2021 here.

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Raffaele Giarda chairs Baker McKenzie's Global Technology Media & Telecoms Industry Group and co-heads the Commercial-Corporate/M&A practice in the Firm's Italy offices. He has contributed articles to law journals, and often speaks at and moderates Italian and international conferences and seminars on IT/C legal and regulatory issues. Mr. Giarda is a lecturer at the University of Rome as well as at the Italian National School for Public Administration. He joined the Firm in 1989 and became a partner in 1999.


Sharon Byrne is an Associate Director in Baker McKenzie, London office.