European Parliament adopts the draft Digital Services Act

The draft of the Digital Services Act (DSA) has passed the plenary vote in the European Parliament (EP), with important changes introduced through last-minute amendments. 

The amendments adopted by the EP included, among others: prohibition of advertising targeting minors, prohibition of the use of highly sensitive personal data (such as racial or ethnic origin, political or religious affiliation, sexuality or health data) for behavioural targeting of anyone, ban on manipulation or forcing consent with the use of personal data, and refusal to grant consent with the use of personal data may not limit the functionality of the platform. 

The draft will now process the interinstitutional negotiations (trilogue) scheduled through the beginning of April.