The Commission aims to collect views on the scenarios outlined in the White Paper and provide all stakeholders: Member States, civil society, industry, and academics alike, an opportunity to contribute to the Commission’s future proposals in this domain.
Under the Digital Services Act (DSA), Very Large Online Platforms (VLOPs) and Very Large Online Search Engines (VLOSEs) must subject themselves to an annual audit, carried out by an independent auditor, to assess their compliance with their DSA obligations and with any commitments undertaken pursuant to codes of conduct and crisis protocols adopted.
To create a safer and more trustworthy online environment, the European Union is strongly committed to the fight against disinformation. During the recent crises, fact-checkers have emerged as an integral element in the media value chain, verifying and assessing the credibility of content based on facts and evidence.
The European Commission has published the first-ever European Media Industry Outlook, analysing trends in the audiovisual, video game and news media industries.
In the era predating the emergence of OpenAI, ChatGPT, and various other generative A.I. technologies that have garnered global attention, policymakers and regulators in Europe and North America engaged in a profound discourse regarding the definition of “trustworthy” and “human-centered” AI. Essential questions arose: Who should assume the role of regulator? What aspects of AI should fall under regulation? And how can these rules be effectively enforced?
Brussels, 15 December 2022 Presidents of the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council sign European Declaration Today, the EU’s work on its ‘digital DNA’ – the European Declaration on Digital Rights and Principles – has culminated: In the margins of the European Council, Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed the text together with the President of the European Parliament Roberta Metsola, and Czech Prime Minister Petr Fiala for the rotating Council presidency. […]
On 10 November, the European Commission and the High Representative put forward a Joint Communication on an EU Cyber Defence policy to address the deteriorating security environment following Russia’s aggression against Ukraine and to boost the EU’s capacity to protect its citizens and infrastructure. The cyber domain is increasingly contested and the number of cyber-attacks against the EU and its Member States continues to grow. The Russian attack on the KA-SAT […]
Rules requiring EU countries to meet stricter supervisory and enforcement measures and harmonise their sanctions were approved by MEPs on Thursday. The legislation, already agreed between MEPs and the Council in May, will set tighter cybersecurity obligations for risk management, reporting obligations and information sharing. The requirements cover incident response, supply chain security, encryption and vulnerability disclosure, among other provisions. More entities and sectors will have to take measures to […]
Brussels, 16 November 2022 Today a landmark new set of EU rules for a safer and more accountable online environment enters into force with the Digital Services Act (DSA). The DSA applies to all digital services that connect consumers to goods, services, or content. It creates comprehensive new obligations for online platforms to reduce harms and counter risks online, introduces strong protections for users’ rights online, and places digital platforms under a […]
Brussels, 4 June 2021 What is the new Copyright Directive about? Digital technologies have transformed the way creative content is produced, distributed and accessed. The Copyright Directive is a new piece of EU legislation that brings the copyright rules up to date with those changes and with the online world. It aims to create a comprehensive framework, which will benefit a wide range of players acting in the digital environment: internet users, […]