CDTEU Response to the European Commission Consultation on the Digital Services Act
The Centre for Democracy and Technology’s EU Office (CDTEU) stresses that the EC consultation involves also a review of the E-Commerce Directive. The importance of maintaining a clear and strong intermediary liability framework at the heart of the DSA is crucial. CDTEU recommends specific improvements in the text to secure a harmonised, transparent rights-protective notice-and-action framework in the new act. They approach companies to install content moderation systems, including automated tools, and demand increasing transparency from both companies and governments. Issues that are explicitly discussed relate to fair competition in the market, the importance of the enforcement of data protection rules and the importance of setting the right rules and ensuring transparency of online advertising.
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