Internal Market Committee endorses agreement on Digital Services Act

The Internal Market Committee has approved the Digital Services Act agreement. It includes penalties of up to 6% of platforms’ turnover for non-compliance, aiming to make illegal online behavior as punishable as offline actions.

The EU governments have reached a provisional political agreement on the Digital Services Act (DSA) on 23 April 2022. The European Parliament (EP)’s Internal Market Committee further endorsed the DSA with a vote of 36 in favour, 5 against and one abstention on Thursday. The penalty for non-compliance with the DSA could be as high as 6% of a platform’s global turnover. Rapporteur Christel Schaldemose reiterated that this Act would ensure that “what is illegal offline will also be illegal online.”

Source: European Parliament