Today is a big day: We now know what Google, Facebook, Amazon and al. want from the Digital Services Act. Some takeaways from Edima's position paper on "responsibility online" 🔽
Main recommendations: Keep the e-commerce directive's country of origin principle + prohibition of general monitoring obligations, add a Good Samaritan clause of sorts, distinguish responsibility and liability and why not set up an EU-wide oversight body.
The most interesting aspect to me is that tech companies don't plan to remain the sole point of focus in the fight against illegal content online.
The position paper says: “We urge policymakers to take the role of every actor in the online ecosystem into account and enforce their responsibilities effectively — be they users themselves, right holders, law enforcement agencies, trusted flaggers."
You can read it here: https://edima-eu.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Responsibility-Online.pdf …
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