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The European Parliament has it say on the Digital Services Act

The European Commission looks set to adopt its proposal for a Digital Services Act in early December. The European Parliament has wasted no time in setting out its wish list for that proposal through 3 non-binding resolutions which were adopted at the plenary session on the 20th of October and reflect the drafting work of the Parliament’s Internal Market, Legal Affairs and Civil Liberties Committees.

While the Commission is under no obligation to adopt approaches favoured by the European Parliament, the resolutions give an insight into the legislative battle which will rage next year when MEPs will start amending the proposal for real.

Our report (here) provides an overview of the most notable aspects of the Parliament’s reports which cover a varied range of topics from product safety to regulation of advertising, algorithmic transparency and content moderation rules. It also assesses the likelihood that the Commission will look to include these in its own proposal.

Our one-page infographic (here and below) also captures the main asks of the Parliament at a glance.





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