About: DSA

Technology 19-04-2022

Ukraine: The DSA cannot let filters blind us to war crimes 

The Digital Services Act must protect our rights by including meaningful safeguards to uphold the fundamental rights of Internet users, especially for those engaged in the indispensable work of documenting war crimes.
Technology 14-04-2022

The human cost of the EU’s fragmented approach to tackling image-based sexual abuse

One month ago, the European Commission proposed a Directive, one aim of which is to punish perpetrators of cyberviolence against women, including the non-consensual sharing of intimate images. Now, survivors are shocked that the EU is sliding back.
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.

How to make Digital Services Act future-proof?

It’s time to set a clear, fair and universal base law for the internet, writes Dita Charanzová. Balance is key, or we risk harming our economy. Fixing an issue for one sector in the DSA may tilt the playing field for everyone else. We need a horizontal framework, she argues.

Don’t throw out the Digital Services Act’s key accountability tools

The Digital Services Act’s provisions on risk assessment and audit must stay and be improved if we are to hold tech companies accountable for harmful business models and rights violations, write Nienke Palstra, Emma Ruby-Sachs, Claudia Prettner, and Jesse Lehrich.
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.
The European Union hopes Joseph Biden’s incoming administration will clarify the U.S. position on digital taxation within two months of taking office, a French Finance Ministry source said on Monday (30 November).
Internet governance 09-11-2020

In protecting Europe’s data, can EU regulation keep up with Chinese tech?

Europe's strategic autonomy and its ability to protect its citizens’ data privacy could depend on whether the Digital Services Act can keep up with China's influence over the technologies that shape our daily lives, writes Nicolas Tenzer.
Stakeholder Opinion
A list of prohibited practices as part of the EU's upcoming efforts to regulate the digital ecosystem could have unintended consequences for the tech industry's ability to develop innovative tools, writes Karan Bhatia. 
Technology 29-10-2020

The Digital Services Act must not harm Europe’s economic recovery

A list of prohibited practices as part of the EU's upcoming efforts to regulate the digital ecosystem could have unintended consequences for the tech industry's ability to develop innovative tools, writes Karan Bhatia.