Joint Civil Society Statement Urges IMCO Committee to Uphold Fundamental Rights in the DSA

On 1 July 2021, along with 6 leading civil society organisations EDRi signed a joint statement urging Members of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) in the European Parliament to uphold fundamental rights and democratic principles in the final Digital Services Act (DSA) regulation.

On 1 July 2021, along with 6 leading civil society organisations (Access Now, ARTICLE 19, Centre for Democracy & Technology, Europe (CDT), Državljan D, Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), Panoptykon Foundation) EDRi signed a joint statement urging Members of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) in the European Parliament to uphold fundamental rights and democratic principles in the final Digital Services Act (DSA) regulation.

We urge the Members of the IMCO Committee to:

  1. Uphold the prohibition on general monitoring in practice;
  2. Protect online expression of users;
  3. Combat discrimination against at-risk and marginalised communities online;
  4. Phase out advertising based on pervasive tracking;
  5. Focus on human rights due diligence obligations for companies’ products and services; and
  6. Consider the global impact on civic space.

Read the full statement here.