Greens/EFA proposal for Notice and Action

What is the aim of our proposal? The Internet is an empowering tool that allows us to communicate globally, meet each other, build networks, join forces, access information and culture, and express and spread political opinions. Unfortunately, platforms such as YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, and TikTok filter and moderate with a lot of collateral damage: too often, hateful content—especially targeting minority groups—remains on-line. On the other hand, legitimate posts, videos, accounts, and ads are removed, and the platforms make it difficult to contest. [Read More]

A Christmas gift

Proposal for future Internet regulation

On December 15, the European Commission will issue a proposal for legislation which will govern the use of Internet services that we use every day (social networks, e-commerce platforms, file hosting, sharing services, and similar). The proposal will be sent to the Parliament and to the Council to amend it. Situation in the Parliament In the meantime, the Parliament has already adopted its preliminary political views (not legally binding) on how the future Internet legislation should look like. [Read More]

Position of the European Parliament on the Digital Services Act

Acceptable with reservations

Last month, the European Parliament voted on the Saliba report on the Digital Services Act. Overall, it’s an acceptable compromise that takes on board many of the suggestions I tabled. Having said that, some parts of the text could be improved. Let’s take a look at the particular components of the approved report. What it means for the future of the Internet From the user point of view, numerous aspects are crucial. [Read More]

Introducing: My content, my rights

In preparation for the upcoming Digital Services Act legislative proposal, we launched a campaign with my political group: My content, my rights. What is it about? The campaign aims at addressing the specific issue of unfair on-line account blocking and removal by on-line platforms. If you ever felt your rights were violated, share your experience on our take-down wall of shame, and empower yourself by contributing to the future European rules for user rights and big tech. [Read More]

Parliament's voice in shaping the future Internet regulation

Loud and clear on the Digital Services Act

The Digital Services Act is expected to be one of the most important pieces of legislation in this parliamentary term, enhancing the liability and safety regime of Internet platforms, services, and on-line marketplaces. Since the recovery plan of the European economy after COVID-19 crisis stands on two pillars—the Green New Deal and digitization—the urgent necessity to draft this act just right is our major task for the following months. [Read More]

The future of Internet regulation

My thoughts on the position of the European Parliament

The next upcoming legislation reforming fundamental rules governing the Internet in Europe is the Digital Services Act. It will impact platforms behavior when it comes to tackling hateful speech, unsafe products, or to decide if we will finally be able to use other social networks and talk to our friends on major social networks. Digital Services Act in the European Parliament The European Parliament is currently drafting several reports in order to give political guidance on what the future reform should include. [Read More]