The Digital Services Act is an overhaul of existing European regulation for Internet content, and is the outcome of the European Commission’s review of the operation of the E-Commerce Directive. Key features of the proposal include
- Retention of the protections from liability for Internet intermediaries contained in the E-Commerce Directive
- A new statutory “Notice and Action” process for the removal of illicit Internet content
- Substantial new obligations for hosting providers whose platforms disseminate user generated content to the public
- An open-ended risk assessment and mitigation obligation for very large online platforms
The workshops, called “Digital Services Act – in focus” are intended to give a deep dive into specific areas of this large and complex legislative proposal.
The workshops are aimed principally at policy specialists in the Internet industry, and will expose key issues to be tackled during the course of the legislative process.
The first workshop will focus on the new “Notice and Action” regime. LINX’s Head of Public Affairs Malcolm Hutty will join senior MEPs Dita Charanzová and Henna Virkkunen, as well as Iverna McGowan, from the Centre for Democracy and Technology leading a round-table discussion.
The first workshop will be held on Wednesday 7th April at 10:30 CEST (09:30 BST).
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