Digital Services Act

New rules for the internet: with the Digital Services Act, Europe is stipulating new rules for internet services and platforms. They are urgently needed. In recent years, the internet has evolved from being a vibrant garden of freedom to a world dominated by just a few conglomerates who mark out the paths, where the recommendation mechanisms of Google, Facebook, Amazon and co. pose highly dangerous risks to our democracy through misinformation, hatred and rabble-rousing. We want a free and democratic internet where public debate is not controlled by profit interests.

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24.April 2022

The DSA deal: A gamechanger for our lives, society and the internet

The Digital Services Act will become the new digital constitution for Europe.

18.January 2022

How will the DSA change the world?

The Digital Services Act will become the new digital constitution for Europe.

14.December 2021

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 […]

4.March 2021

The Three Question Marks Behind Google’s Announcement

Google’s announcement is the company’s attempt to save its image and cement its monopoly. It reinforces my determination that in Europe, we should put an end to the abusive business of targeting advertisement altogether

2.March 2021

The DSA: Part #06 – Effective, uniform reporting procedure for illegal content

An EU-wide, harmonised reporting channel (Notice and Action) would offer users, civil society, journalists and fact checkers an effective option for combating illegal content.

21.January 2021

The DSA: Part #05 – Social Media Councils: Power to the people!

Who actually decides which people can publish their opinions on social networks? Neither companies nor governments can be entrusted with these difficult considerations. It is up to civil society.

15.December 2020

Commission proposal for the Digital Services Act first step to stop manipulative business model

The EU Commission makes many good proposals in the DSA, but it is questionable whether they will solve the underlying problem.

14.December 2020

How Europe is reconquering the digital marketplace

With strong rules and transparent mechanisms, we can change the digital world for good and strengthen the fundamental rights of EU citizens.

30.October 2020

Event // Digital Platform: Digital Services Act (DSA) special

Save the date for this special event series on the upcoming Digital Services Act.

29.October 2020

The DSA: Part #04 Better connected through interoperability

This article is the fourth in a series on the law by which the European Union intends to establish new rules for the Internet, the “Digital Services Act” (DSA).

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