Digital Services Act: draft opinion to be presented to ITRE MEPs

10-06-2021 - 16:43
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On 17 June, the rapporteur, Ms Virkkunen, will present her draft opinion on the Digital Services Act to the ITRE Committee. Together with the LIBE and JURI Committees, ITRE has shared competence over the whole Commission proposal.

In the draft opinion, the rapporteur has focussed on ensuring the necessary legal certainty for small and micro enterprises. She has also tried to ensure that the administrative burden set in the Regulation does not go beyond what is strictly necessary. The draft opinion modifies the definition of Very Large Online Platform to include a systemic risk test. It also introduces substantial new conditions regarding out-of-court dispute settlement.