The European Union is currently undergoing a major overhaul of its core platform regulation, the e-Commerce Directive. In 2020, the European Commission, the EU’s executive, pledged to reshape Europe’s digital future and to propose an entire package of new rules, currently called the Digital Services Act (DSA). The package is supposed to address the legal responsibilities of platforms regarding user content and include measures to keep users safe online. The DSA offers an unparalleled opportunity to reinvigorate principles like transparency, openness, and informational self-determination and formulate a bold, evidence-based vision to address some of today’s most pressing challenges.
As we have been introducing the principles that will guide our policy work, our message to the EU has been clear: Preserve what works. Fix what is broken. And put users back in control.
Preserve What Works:
Limited Liability. No Filtering.
Empowering Users and Innovators:
Put Users First:
Fix What is Broken: