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1 June 2021 – The Facebook competition law case reaches the CJEU: Can EU competition law and personal data protection law reinforce each other?

Digital Services Act (DSA) Observatory at the Institute for Information Law (IViR) – University of Amsterdam 1 June 2021, 15:00-16:30 pm Online via Zoom, the link will be shared beforehand   In 2019, the German Federal Cartel Office (FCO) decided that Facebook abuses its dominance in social media markets by undercutting legal standards of personal data protection. The appeal against this decision […]

The Interplay between the Digital Services Act and Sector Regulation: How Special is Copyright?

João Pedro Quintais (University of Amsterdam; Institute for Information Law, IViR) and Sebastian Felix Schwemer (University of Copenhagen; Centre for Information and Innovation Law, CIIR; University of Oslo, Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law, NRCCL) explore in a new paper how the Digital Services Act’s rules interact with existing sector-specific lex specialis rules. In […]

Digital Legal Lab Seminar 1: Social Media Content Moderation and the DSA

Digital Legal Lab researchers from all four partner universities are joining forces to address legal, regulatory and other questions around the Digital Services Act & Digital Markets Act. On Friday 9 April, a group of researchers from the Digital Legal Lab held the first seminar in a series dedicated to the DSA and DMA proposals. […]

29 March 2021 – Workshop on “Effective Communication with Policymakers”

Academic research and policy making each have their own dynamics and requirements. For academics that have relevant evidence and findings for the direct participants in the legislative process it can be a real challenge to find ways to effectively communicate their findings. In this online workshop, organized by the Digital Service Act Observatory, three insiders […]

9 April 2021 – First Seminar of the Digital Legal Lab Seminar Series on DSA and DMA

Digital Legal Lab researchers from all four partner universities are joining forces to address legal, regulatory and other questions around the Digital Services Act & Digital Markets Act. On Friday 9 April, researchers from the Digital Legal Lab will hold a  first seminar in a series dedicated to the DSA and DMA proposals. The seminar […]

Effectiveness of Political Ad Disclosure Labels and the DSA proposal

Natali Helberger, Tom Dobber and Sanne Kruikemeier, together with Ellen Goodman and Sophie Minihold, tested the effectiveness of political ad disclosure labels. Online political advertisements are often opaque with respect to targeting and sponsorship. Citizens may not know that they are seeing a targeted political advertisement, that they were personally targeted, that the audience may […]

News Recommenders in the DSA – Commentary on Internet Policy Review

Uva researchers Natali Helberger, Max van Drunen, Sanne Vrijenhoek and Judith Möller wrote a commentary on the Internet Policy Review on “Regulation of news recommenders in the Digital Services Act: empowering David against the Very Large Online Goliath”. Nowadays it is difficult to imagine the online world without recommendation algorithms. They filter and classify the […]