On the way
to the future
As we move towards a digital future, I want to ensure that no one is left behind. Only if we involve as many different social groups as possible in the development of artificial intelligence and algorithms will the digital world become fairer.
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Political advertising in the EU: fit for the digital age
The EU has agreed on new rules for political advertising to better protect elections across Europe. They include clear transparency obligations and restrictions to so-called “targeting” techniques. In the night of 7 November 2023, the EU co-legislators reached a provisional agreement. The Regulation was needed to ensure that advertising technologies cannot be used to spread disinformation […]
My Parliamentary Questions to the EU Commission on lobbying and microtargeting practices around the Regulation to combat child abuse material
On 11 May 2022, the European Commission adopted a proposal for rules to prevent and combat child abuse. The vote in the lead Committee of the EU Parliament (LIBE) on the compromises is scheduled to take place on 26 October, the vote in Council has been postponed following a blocking minority in September. Following recent […]
Everything you need to know about the new rules for political advertising
The regulatory gap we are facing in political advertising threatens the integrity of elections through voter manipulation, non-transparent campaigns and the spread of disinformation.
The DSA deal: A gamechanger for our lives, society and the internet
The Digital Services Act will become the new digital constitution for Europe.
DMA: Fairness and democratic rules for the European digital market
After about eight hours of negotiations, at the last trilogue the Commission, Parliament and Council agreed on regulations to boost competition and ensure that European companies can get a look in again. The most important goal has also been achieved.
Digital Services Act: Greens/EFA successes
On 14 December 2021, the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO) Committee of the European Parliament adopted its report on the Digital Services Act. It is a crucial piece of legislation for the digital world which could set a gold standard for content regulation globally. The following provides an overview of the provisions successfully pushed […]
Disproportionate surveillance in the refugee camps – My Open Letter to the EU Commission
The inhumane conditions in the camps for refugees on the Greek islands have horrified us all, but so have the methods used to monitor the inhabitants. In the camps, the surveillance system CENTAUR is deployed, which monitors the residents around the clock with cameras, drones, X-ray scanners, electronic exit controls and loudspeakers. It is financed […]
My assessment of the Council’s position on the DSA
We urgently need strict rules concerning the transparency of large platforms in Europe.