As small businesses increasingly benefit from partnerships with digital platforms and use of data-driven digital tools, government regulation of technology is often regulation of small business. 3C ensures that policymakers understand the essential intersection of technology and small business, and supports policies that respect the interests of digitally-empowered small businesses.
Today, fundamental small business technology policies are being reconsidered as part of the European Commission’s Digital Services Act (DSA) package. Additionally, several government investigations and enforcement proceedings that ostensibly focus on large technology companies will substantially (and perhaps detrimentally) impact small businesses. 3C will carefully review the DSA package as it develops and will engage with government policymakers and enforcement bodies, always focused on ensuring a transparent and smoothly functioning Digital Single Market that helps the smallest 3C member businesses.