Written by Tambiama Madiega (3rd edition, updated on 17.11.2022).
EU lawmakers have agreed on the digital services act (DSA), which aims to ensure fairness, trust and safety in the digital environment. The regulation entered into force in November 2022.
The DSA puts in place a framework of layered responsibilities targeted at different types of online intermediary services, including network infrastructure services (e.g. cloud and webhosting), online platform services (e.g. app stores and social media platforms), and services provided by very large online platforms and very large online search engines that pose particular risks in the dissemination of illegal content and societal harms. All providers offering such online intermediary services in the EU will have to comply with a range of obligations to ensure transparency, accountability and responsibility for their actions according to their role, size and impact in the online ecosystem.
- November 2022: Digital services act (3rd edition)
|Proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on a single market for digital services (digital services act) and amending Directive 2000/31/EC|
|Committee responsible:||Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection (IMCO)||COM(2020) 825
|Rapporteur:||Christel Schaldemose (S&D, Denmark)||2020/0361(COD)|
|Shadow rapporteurs:||Arba Kokalari (EPP, Sweden)
Dita Charanzová (Renew, Czechia)
Alessandra Basso (ID, Italy)
Adam Bielan (ECR, Poland)
Alexandra Geese (Greens/EFA, Germany)
Martin Schirdewan (The Left, Germany)
|Ordinary legislative procedure (COD) (Parliament and Council on equal footing – formerly ‘co-decision’)|
|Procedure completed.||Regulation 2022/2065|