New EU-rules for Big Tech: How to improve the Digital Services Act
The EU is bracing for a big tech policy effort: New rules in the planned Digital Services Act (DSA) are supposed to hold large platforms more accountable. The DSA contains many due diligence rules for platforms like Facebook and YouTube. In the first draft, however, it remains open who is responsible for monitoring and enforcing the new rules. Moreover, it is questionable whether the DSA is in line with similar national regulations, such as the Network Enforcement Act and the Interstate Media Treaty in Germany.
How can the planned transparency rules be improved? Who can and should ensure the enforcement of such rules? Is there a need for a new EU-level authority or should national bodies be responsible?
On September 7 these questions were addressed by Julian Jaursch and Prabhat Agarwal. As Head of Unit at the European Commission, he played a key role in shaping the draft DSA.