21 April The Digital Services Act: redefining hosting services and content moderation responsibilities

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The European Commission’s publication of the proposal for a Digital Services Act marks a new era of platform regulation in Europe. The online environment that the e-Commerce Directive sought to regulate looks decidedly different from the digital economy we know today. The rise of online platforms has created economic opportunities and made sharing content easier. On the other hand,  they have also facilitated the spread of illegal content online.

You can now download the presentations of the independent studies that were discussed during this event

Ecorys. Study on redefining ‘hosting’ under article 14 of the e-Commerce Directive.

Ecorys. Presentation on redefining ‘hosting’ under article 14 of the e-Commerce Directive.

Radboud. Presentation on the revision of the European framework for the liability and responsibilities of hosting service providers.

Ahead of the DSA’s publication, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs commissioned two independent studies that honed in on:

  • the definition and meaning of the term “hosting” against the backdrop of emerging new intermediaries such as social media platforms and online marketplaces
  • the roles and responsibilities that these new “intermediaries” should have, specifically how they should best be encouraged to tackle illegal content online.

The Permanent Representation of The Netherlands to the EU is delighted to invite you to the presentation of these studies, followed by an exciting panel discussion on 21 April, 10:30-11:30.

Olga Batura (Ecorys), and Pieter Wolters and Raphaël Gellert (Radboud University) will present their respective studies, after which MEP Karen Melchior (Renew, DK) and Irene Roche Laguna (European Commission, DG CONNECT) will reflect on their findings. The webinar will be moderated by Samuel Stolton (Euractiv).

Please register for the event via this link.