graphic showing a triangle with text Digital Services Act
An important step was taken on Saturday (23 April) after more than 16 hours of negotiations provisional political agreement has been reached on the Digital Services Act (DSA) between the Council and the European Parliament.
In terms of ambition, the nature of those regulated and the proposed codifies in legislation the supervision involved in digital regulation. The DSA core guiding principle is that what is illegal offline must also be illegal online. It aims to protect the digital space against the spread of illegal content, and to ensure the protection of users’ fundamental rights.
The DSA proposes a new standard of regulation for the accountability of online platforms regarding illegal and harmful content. It is hoped that it will provide better protection for internet users and their fundamental rights, as well as defining a single set of rules, while not disincentivising smaller platforms to scale up.
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