In 2019, the President of the European Commission has committed to upgrade the Union’s liability and safety rules for digital platforms, services and products, with a new Digital Services Act (DSA). The upcoming proposal, expected at the end of the year 2020, would, among others, regulate how platforms should deal with potentially illegal content that they host on their servers.

In its position paper Digital Services Act: Platform Regulation Done Right, European Digital Rights (EDRi) releases its first fundamental rights-based recommendations for the upcoming DSA. The recommendations represent the voice of 42 digital rights organisations active in Europe.

The DSA is as a unique opportunity to improve the functioning of platforms as public space in our democratic societies, to uphold people’s rights and freedoms, and to shape the internet as an open, safe and accountable infrastructure for everybody.

These recommendations are the results of 8 months of collaboration in the EDRi network and beyond, including with groups that represent victims of illegal content. We look forward to engaging on this very important piece of legislation in the next period. EDRi encourages other civil society organisations and citizens to reply to the upcoming Commission consultation and support the protection of fundamental rights online.

Read more:

Full Paper: ‘Digital Services Act: Platform Regulation Done Right’ (09. 04. 2020)

Summary ‘Digital Services Act: Platform Regulation Done Right’ (09. 04. 2020)