The DSA supervision and enforcement architecture

Ilaria Buri and Joris van Hoboken Introduction The supervision and enforcement structure of the DSA proposal has been described from the beginning as a strong one. Elements which contribute to strengthening the enforcement chapter include the involvement of the European Commission in enforcing the rules vis à vis the very large online platforms (VLOPs) and […]

European Lessons in Self-Experimentation: From the GDPR to European Platform Regulation

DSA Observatory’s Joris van Hoboken wrote a new essay for the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), “European Lessons in Self-Experimentation: From the GDPR to European Platform Regulation”. The essay is part of The Four Domains of Global Platform Governance, an essay series that examines platform governance from four distinct policy angles: content, data, competition […]

Is the DSA moving in the right direction?

dr. Joan Barata   The process of adoption of the Digital Services Act (DSA) has just reached a very important and advanced stage. In the early hours of 23 April 2022, the so-called trilogue negotiations successfully ended with an agreement among the EU legislative bodies. The text proposed by the European Commission in mid-December 2020 […]

Redressing Infringements of Individuals’ Rights Under the Digital Services Act

Bengi Zeybek, Joris van Hoboken and Ilaria Buri (Institute for Information Law, IViR – University of Amsterdam)   Introduction  Platforms’ content moderation decisions affect individual users and society at large in various ways. Content may be unduly removed or accounts may be suspended arbitrarily; politicians and influencers may be deplatformed, or artists may be shadowbanned. […]

“Understanding the Digital Services Act” – The Markup’s Julia Angwin interviews Joris van Hoboken

The Markup‘s founder Julia Angwin interviewed Joris van Hoboken, one of the leaders of the DSA Observatory project, to discuss the recent political agreement reached by the EU co-legislators on the Digital Services Act (“DSA”) regulation. Newsletter: Hello World by Julia Angwin Understanding the Digital Services Act April 30, 2022 08:00 ET Hello, friends, You […]

“The European Union’s RT and Sputnik Ban: Necessary and Proportionate?”

Report on the DSA Observatory & IViR expert roundtable of 18 March 2022 Ilaria Buri, Isabel Lereno Monteiro Guedes and Lucas Balluff   In reaction to the Russian invasion of Ukraine, on March 1st 2022, the Council of the EU passed a series of measures targeting the dissemination of Russian media outlets Russia Today (RT) […]

Digital Services Act and the Protection of Fundamental Freedoms – Recommendations for the trilogue process

Dr. Joan Barata   1. Introduction The process of adoption of the DSA has now entered the phase of the so-called trilogue negotiations, aiming at reaching an agreement between the two most relevant legislative bodies: the Council and the Parliament. This phase started after the adoption by the Parliament, on 22 January 2022, of a […]

The DSA Proposal and Hungary

Melinda Rucz (Institute for Information Law, IViR – University of Amsterdam) The position of Hungary on the DSA Proposal It appears from the comments sent by the Hungarian government to the Digital Services Act (DSA) proposal that a central concern for Hungary is the potentially disproportionate effect of content moderation efforts on free online expression. […]

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)/DSA Observatory) 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)) published a new paper, in which they explore the interaction of the Digital Services Act’s rules with […]

The Enforcement Aspects of the DSA, and its Relation to Existing Regulatory Oversight in the EU

Bengi Zeybek and Joris van Hoboken  (Institute for Information Law, IViR – University of Amsterdam) Introduction  Effective implementation and enforcement of the DSA are crucial to realizing its goals: promotion of fundamental rights and innovation in digital services, and harmonization of rules to improve and safeguard the functioning of the internal market. The DSA has been subject […]