European Parliament plenary debate on the Digital Services Act

The European Parliament is set to debate the new Digital Services Act (DSA) in October. The DSA is expected to introduce new concepts and focus on: (1) new rules needed to frame the responsibilities of digital service providers, address risks faced by users, and boost innovative services across the EU; (2) a clear binding mechanism to tackle illegal content online; and (3) creating specific rules for big platforms to ease market entry for SMEs and start-ups. The debate will take place during the 19-22 October plenary session. A report will then be sent to the European Commission to feed into its DSA package, which is to be tabled before the end of the year.