European Parliament plenary debate on the Digital Services Act

In October the Parliament is set to debate the new Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA is expected to introduce new concepts and focus on (1) new rules needed to frame responsibilities of digital service providers, address risks faced by users and boost innovative services across the EU, (2) a clearer and binding mechanism to tackle illegal content online, and (3) create 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. The initiative report will then be sent to the Commission to feed into its Digital Services Act package, to be tabled before the end of the year.