As the Digital Services Act (DSA) reaches its final phase, Europe’s media sector reaches out to negotiators with the aim of ensuring that our activities can not only survive, but thrive online. This is why we now draw the attention of EU decision-makers to business-critical points of the DSA text, in anticipation of the next inter-institutional trilogue meetings on 15 February 2022.
Wouter Gekiere, Head of the EBU’s Brussels office, said: “We believe that the DSA can be a strong tool to protect EU fundamental rights online, particularly media freedom and freedom of expression. With the changes in our common statement, it can make the internet a safer and more transparent place, limiting the power of online platforms to control what we see and why. Now is the moment to really make the DSA the new gold standard in how platforms are regulated.”