Parliament's negotiating position on the digital services act

At a Glance 13-01-2022

In December 2020, the European Commission published a proposal for a digital services act (DSA) designed to define clear responsibilities and accountability for digital service providers and promote a transparent and safer online environment. New rules are proposed to address emerging societal challenges such as the spread of counterfeit goods, hate speech and disinformation online. The new rules, once adopted, will re-shape the rights and obligations of digital service providers, online users, customers and traders in the EU. Parliament is preparing to debate and vote on the report of the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) during its January plenary session. This would then set Parliament's position for trilogue negotiations with the Council on the proposal.