About: Digital Services Act (DSA)

Digital & Media 17-11-2021

DSA: EU ambassadors reach agreement to start interinstitutional negotiations

Representatives of EU countries endorsed a key piece of digital legislation, the Digital Services Act, on Wednesday, confirming proposals for a 24-hour deadline for removal of illegal content, liability provisions for online marketplaces and centralised enforcement for very large online platforms.
Politics 17-11-2021

Content moderation policies continue to face core dilemmas

A new report by the Danish think tank Justitia calls for embedding content moderation in an international human rights framework to ensure common international standards. Yet, critics warn that this voluntary approach is too weak to tackle the ‘Infodemic’.
Digital & Media 17-11-2021

New signatories to join EU anti-disinformation code amid calls for improvement

While "significant changes" related to monitoring and transparency are needed in the European Commission's Code of Practice on Disinformation according to a report published this week, 16 new prospective companies have signed up to help with its drafting.
Digital & Media 10-11-2021

Meta to prevent ad targeting based on sensitive information

Meta, the company that owns Facebook, will no longer allow advertisers to target users based on data related to sensitive categories such as political affiliation, religion, race or sexual orientation.
Digital & Media 10-11-2021

Enough is enough! Rein in the giants.

The newly inaugurated Norwegian government must do their utmost to restrict the powers of the international tech giants. So should the European Union and legislators in other countries.
Digital & Media 02-11-2021

Whistleblowers are showing the world why Facebook is toxic. The European Union has a chance to fix it.

Policymakers across the world are alarmed by the algorithmic harms revealed by Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen -- but only the EU has an immediate opportunity to enact legislation that would meaningfully address them, several authors write. 
Digital & Media 28-10-2021

Legislative complexity remains in anti-disinformation efforts

The spread of disinformation from inside and outside the EU poses a growing threat to Europe and beyond, but there is no quick fix, according to stakeholders.
Digital & Media 27-10-2021

DMA : EU lawmakers want to impose minimum 4% fine on ‘gatekeepers’

Digital giants could be fined at least 4% of their annual turnover if they fail to comply with the Digital Markets Act (DMA) if the opinion of MEPs in the Economic and Monetary Affairs Committee are heeded. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 20-10-2021

Digital Services Act: a media exemption would open a loophole for disinformation

A carve out for media in the EU’s Digital Services Act would leave a dangerous loophole in legislation that is desperately needed to tackle disinformation, writes Diana Wallis.
Digital & Media 20-10-2021

What Germany’s likely coalition has in store for digitalisation

Germany's Social Democrats (SPD), the business-friendly FDP and the Greens, who are soon to hold coalition talks, have pointed to digitalisation as one of the top priorities in a preliminary coalition agreement. EURACTIV Germany reports.
Digital & Media 19-10-2021

French senator calls for creation of digital identity supervisory body

To facilitate the prosecution of online offenders, a French senator has proposed the creation of an independent supervisory authority that would collect the identity of users when they register with online platforms. EURACTIV France reports.
Digital & Media 07-10-2021

Progress stalls on Commission’s online hate speech efforts

Progress on countering online hate speech is declining in Europe, with the lowest figures in a number of years reported in the latest evaluation of the Code of Conduct on Countering Illegal Hate Speech Online.
Digital & Media 30-09-2021

Russia announces retaliation over RT YouTube ban

Russia is threatening to retaliate against German media and Youtube after the latter permanently deleted the account of the German offshoot of Russia Today (RT) for repeatedly breaking community guidelines on disinformation.  EURACTIV Germany reports.
Digital & Media 24-09-2021

Ireland draws a red line on country of origin principle in DSA

Following a French initiative against the country of origin principle, Ireland is leading a counter-offensive of ten countries that consider the move would disrupt the digital single market.
Digital & Media 22-09-2021

No excuse to let illegal content flourish

Thriving digital markets have made our lives easier and supported our economies, but it is about time that we put an end to illegal content that both harms our consumers and businesses. Simon Kollerup is Denmark’s Minister for Industry, Business...
Digital & Media 10-09-2021

German parties offer conflicting views on the EU digital future

Digitalisation is one of the hot topics of Germany’s upcoming federal election and the parties are offering different visions of what Germany’s role in EU digital policymaking should be and the ways to foster digital sovereignty and strategic autonomy.
Politics 30-07-2021

COVID in continuum: EURACTIV’s 2021 summer review

Even journalists need holidays, though whether we can use them to go anywhere these days is more complicated. As we pack our real and metaphorical bags for the summer recess, we offer a look back at some of the headlines that have dominated the first seven months of 2021
Digital & Media 27-07-2021

Facebook can lead users down vaccine misinformation rabbit hole 

New research into vaccine misinformation on Facebook shows that the platform’s content recommendation algorithm can lead users towards, rather than away from, harmful conspiratorial material. 
Digital & Media 26-07-2021

Germany’s push for tighter tech regulation

German lawmakers are making the case for tighter obligations for online platforms in the upcoming EU legislation, as they fear that it could produce weaker rules than their current national framework, EURACTIV Germany reports.