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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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The DSA deal: A gamechanger for our lives, society and the internet
The Digital Services Act will become the new digital constitution for Europe.
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 […]
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Event // Digital Platform: Digital Services Act (DSA) special
Save the date for this special event series on the upcoming Digital Services Act.
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).