European Parliament committee votes on DSA package

In a vote in the Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee of the European Parliament, MEPs mapped out how digital services – including online platforms and marketplaces – should be regulated by the Digital Services Act (DSA) package. The vote  comes after the 8 September closure of public consultations for the DSA.

The committee recommendations include issues of obligations related to transparency and information for online marketplaces, product safety online, effective enforcement and supervision measures (including fines), the spread of illegal content online, artificial intelligence (AI), and ex-ante regulation to prevent (instead of merely remedy) market failures caused by big platforms.


The Digital Services Act package is due to be presented by the end of 2020.