EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA) News

EU Lawmakers Pass Landmark Rules to Rein In Tech Giants, but Enforcement a Concern

EU lawmakers gave the thumbs up on Tuesday to landmark rules to rein in tech giants such as Alphabet unit Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft, but enforcement could be hampered by regulators’ limited resources. In addition to the rules …

Musk-Owned Twitter Will Have to Follow EU’s Rules: Commissioner

A top EU official doesn’t expect to have a problem with Elon Musk, who is pursuing a free-speech agenda in his takeover of Twitter Inc., so long as the billionaire follows the region’s content rules. European Commissioner Thierry Breton warned …

Tech Giants Could Face Billions in Fines Under EU’s New Content Rules

The world’s biggest technology companies could face billions of dollars in fines for breaches of new European Union legislation after lawmakers reached an agreement on its scope early Saturday. The landmark Digital Services Act is the EU’s answer to what …

Firms Want U.S. to Support EU Proposals to Rein In Big Tech Platforms

Critics of tech giants like Alphabet’s Google pressed Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo for a January meeting after she expressed concern about proposed legislation in Europe aimed at reining in the U.S. platforms. Yelp, the News Media Alliance, REX and others …

Big Tech Lobby Seeks EU Liability Cover to Tackle Hate Speech, Illegal Content

Big technology platforms are calling on the European Union to protect them from legal liabilities for removing hate speech and illegal content as government scrutiny over how platforms manage user posts grows worldwide. A safeguard protecting companies that actively manage …

EU Wants Better Self-Regulation by Facebook, Google, Twitter; Plans Liability Changes

Two years after agreeing to a self-regulatory code of practice to tackle disinformation, Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, Twitter and other tech rivals must try harder to be more effective, the European Commission said on Thursday. Fake news related to COVID-19 has …

Adviser to EU Judges Says Online Platforms Not Liable for User Copyright Violations

Google’s YouTube and other online platforms are not liable when users illegally upload copyrighted works onto their platforms, but rightholders can ask for injunctions against the companies, a European Union Court of Justice adviser said on Thursday. EU judges, who …