Digital Services Act

The European Commission has just published a draft of its Digital Services Act (intro page, proposal).

I will read it in depth soon (and post here), but it includes some very interesting provisions from a transparency perspective.

First off, it identifies the following categories of actors: intermediary services, hosting services, online platforms and very large online platforms.

The last category is tied to having a large European user base.

Such classification comes with cumulative obligations:

It includes some very interesting provisions from a transparency perspective, such as an obligation of transparency of recommender systems or data sharing with researchers. Noteworthy right now: (draft) Articles 29 and 30.

It will be fascinating to see how different interests will be confronted in this context.

More to come.

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