Digital Services Act (DSA)

21-03-2022 - 13:31
Consumer Protection in the digitalisation context
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The third trilogue on the DSA took place on 15.03.2022 in the Council's premises. The EP Rapporteur, Christel Schaldemose (S&D), said: the DSA has been drafted and now negotiated in the context of two major crises: the global pandemic and now the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The crises have brought the shortcomings of the current framework to light, but they have also made it clear that we must not forget who we are and defend our values in the DSA.

Today at the trilogue we had a follow-up discussion on risk assessment and risk mitigation, as well as online marketplaces. I made it clear that we need to have more instruments to fight disinformation, better consumer protection on online marketplaces, a broader scope for dark patterns, more transparency in recommender systems and stronger obligations on online advertisement.

Even though we did not agree on everything, we are getting closer to each other, and I am still confident that we will be able to reach an agreement during the French presidency. Now, more than ever, it is critical for Europeans to act and to ensure a safer digital future for our citizens.

The IMCO Chair Anna Cavazzini reminded that in the current context it is more important than ever to set new democratic rules for the online world.

Feedback from the Rapporteur, Christel Schaldemose on the first trilogue (IMCO meeting), second (IMCO meeting) and on the third trilogue (IMCO meeting).