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Technology 23-04-2022

EU institutions reach agreement on Digital Services Act

European Union co-legislators reached an agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA), flagship legislation that will reign in the digital sphere and step up the fight against illegal content and disinformation.
Technology 31-03-2022

France must not betray European citizens on the DSA at the 11th hour

As civil society, we welcomed Minister Cedric O’s commitment on Friday to prohibit targeted advertising to minors as well as the use of sensitive data for ad targeting in the DSA. Now the French Council Presidency must follow through and protect citizens, 35 NGOs write in an open letter.
Technology 17-03-2022

DSA: French Presidency pitches compromise on dark patterns, minors, compensation

Following the third political trilogue on the Digital Services Act (DSA) on Tuesday, the French Presidency prepared a compromise text on dark patterns, protection of minors and compensations, dated Wednesday (16 March).
Technology 16-03-2022

DSA: European Commission wants very large online platforms to pay for their supervision

While getting ready to enforce the Digital Services Act on very large online platforms, the EU executive has come back with a proposal to charge these big players a supervisory fee directly.

DSA: MEPs gear up for negotiations ahead of kick-off trilogue

The lawmakers representing the different political groups met on Wednesday (26 January) to iron down the political priorities in view of the first political trilogue of the Digital Services Act (DSA) that will take place on 31 January.
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Technology 13-12-2021

Stakeholders weigh in on the Digital Services Act

European lawmakers are entering into the final negotiations on the Digital Services Act.
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Technology 06-12-2021

Lawmakers weigh in on the Digital Services Act

European lawmakers are entering into the final negotiations on the Digital Services Act.
Technology 01-12-2021

How the EU law on online services wants to restore trust in the digital sphere

The general approach to the Digital Services Act (DSA) has been one of the major achievements of the Slovenian Presidency and on 25 November, EU ministers unanimously adopted the mandate to initiate the interinstitutional negotiations on it. The agreement was reached just 11 months after the presentation of the proposal under the leadership of the Slovenian Presidency.
Internet governance 05-07-2021

French law on content moderation risks ‘fragmenting’ EU digital market, says Commission

A French bill with several obligations for online platforms similar to a draft EU law poses a "risk to the single market in digital services and to Europe's prosperity", the European Commission has warned. EURACTIV France reports.
Media 25-06-2021

Media sector eyes opportunity to rebalance relations with online platforms

From advertising revenue to content moderation, the EU's Digital Services Act (DSA) is set to shape a number of areas in which media industry actors have been calling for change, particularly in their relation to online platforms.

Make online platforms accountable for their algorithms, leading MEP says

EU lawmakers will battle over whether online platforms should be required to open their algorithms to scrutiny, making them accountable for fundamental rights violations, after the European Parliament published its initial revisions to the planned Digital Services Act. The new blueprint also includes stronger opt-in and enforcement measures.
Disinformation 27-05-2021

Commission sets the bar for anti-disinformation measures

The freshly published Guidance on Strengthening the Code of Practice on Disinformation illustrates the European Commission's expectations on the anti-disinformation measures for online platforms. While the Code is non-binding, the measures are likely to become mandatory following the adoption of the Digital Services Act (DSA).
Technology 26-05-2021

Portugal’s contribution to the European Digital Agenda

Digital transformation of the way Europeans live and do business is one of the priorities of the Portuguese EU Council presidency, which ends on 30 June. To find out how much has been achieved, and what Portugal's successor, Slovenia, should pursue, EURACTIV spoke to Hugo Santos Mendes, Portugal's deputy minister for communications.
On the occasion of EURACTIV's launch of its new 'Digital & Media' hub, Editor Samuel Stolton caught up with the Commission's Vice President for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová, to discuss the wide range of issues currently impacting the European media landscape. 
Technology 16-04-2021

Jourová on the future for European media: Big Tech, Democracy, and Independence

On the occasion of EURACTIV's launch of its new 'Digital & Media' hub, Editor Samuel Stolton caught up with the Commission's Vice President for Values and Transparency, Věra Jourová, to discuss the wide range of issues currently impacting the European media landscape. 
Facebook has told Irish lawmakers that proposed new rules in the country to regulate online political advertising should be held off until the European Commission presents its own legislation in the field.
Technology 30-03-2021

Facebook urges Ireland to hold off on political ads rules until EU legislation

Facebook has told Irish lawmakers that proposed new rules in the country to regulate online political advertising should be held off until the European Commission presents its own legislation in the field.
EU leaders will press the Commission to make 'swift' progress in the establishment of sectoral data spaces as outlined in the executive's landmark Data Strategy, draft European Council summit conclusions obtained by EURACTIV reveal.
Technology 17-03-2021

EU leaders to call for progress in common data spaces, summit drafts reveal

EU leaders will press the Commission to make swift progress in the establishment of sectoral data spaces as outlined in the executive's landmark Data Strategy, draft European Council summit conclusions obtained by EURACTIV reveal.

France already preparing for EU presidency in first half of 2022

With France set to take over the rotating EU Council Presidency in the first half of 2022, European Affairs Minister Clément Beaune last week launched two committees: a monitoring committee and a reflection committee. EURACTIV France reports.
Online sellers of dangerous and counterfeit goods could be further targeted under the European Parliament's Internal Market committee report on the Digital Services Act, the lead MEP on the text said on Tuesday (23 February).
Technology 24-02-2021

MEP vies to target rogue traders in Digital Services Act

Online sellers of dangerous and counterfeit goods could be further targeted under the European Parliament's Internal Market committee report on the Digital Services Act, the lead MEP on the text said on Tuesday (23 February).
The Digital Markets Act proposals will see so-called certain large platforms prohibited from engaging in practices deemed to be of the detriment to “contestability and fairness” in online markets.
Technology 17-02-2021

Don’t ignore platforms ‘combining services’ in Digital Markets Act, Netherlands says

More attention should be paid to whether platforms offer an 'ecosystem' of many different services, in terms of designating them as so-called 'gatekeeper platforms' and therefore coming under the scope of the proposed Digital Markets Act (DMA) rules, says a position paper published by the Dutch government.
The EU should prohibit targeted advertising as part of new rules against Big Tech platforms in the bloc's Digital Services Act, the EU's institutional data protection watchdog has said.
Technology 10-02-2021

Prohibit targeted advertising in Digital Services Act, EU data watchdog says

The EU should prohibit targeted advertising as part of new rules against Big Tech platforms in the bloc's Digital Services Act, the EU's institutional data protection watchdog has said.
Major platforms should take measures to de-monetise disinformation across their platforms, as part of the EU's wider bid to clamp down on harmful content online, the European Commission has said.
Technology 28-01-2021

EU Commission presses platforms to de-monetise disinformation

As part of a wider bid to clamp down on harmful content on the internet, the European Commission has urged major digital platforms to take measures to de-monetise disinformation online.
The practice of so-called 'shadow banning' is stifling freedom of expression online and may have to be addressed through regulatory measures, Hungary's Minister of Justice Judit Varga has said.
Technology 19-01-2021

Hungary raises concerns about ‘shadow banning’ of online speech

The practice of so-called 'shadow banning' is stifling freedom of expression online and may have to be addressed through regulatory measures, Hungary's Minister of Justice Judit Varga has said, accusing Facebook of inhibiting "Christian, conservative, right-wing opinions".
Technology 14-01-2021

After Trump, we must fight to rebuild the ruins of democracy

Even after US President Trump is gone, the underlying causes of division, mistrust, and frustration won't go away and Europe must future-proof itself against any risks to democracy – particularly in the online world, writes Věra Jourová.
he Chair of Parliament’s Internal Market Committee spoke to EURACTIV recently about the EU's Digital Services Act.
Technology 11-01-2021

MEP Cavazzini: Social media response to US riots raises new questions for EU tech rules

Members of the European Parliament have a renewed duty to address the thorny issue of regulating social media content, in the wake of last week’s Capitol Hill riots, the chair of Parliament’s Internal Market committee has said.