How do you prepare for the DSA or DMA, if it applies to you?
The EU is trying to make the online environment safer with a package of new measures. This concerns the DMA and the DSA. The rules are completely different, we explain the details.
The Digital Services Act package already passed the European Parliament in 2022. This package, in turn, came from a... Read more
EU to launch X probe over disinformation rules breach
The first official EU investigation based on the Digital Services Act is a fact. Social media platform X allegedly violated rules to combat disinformation and illegal content.
Two weeks earlier, the EU issued an official warning against Elon Musk's platform. In particular, the spread of disinfor... Read more
Facebook and Instagram ad-free for those who pay: creative with the law?
Meta offers a subscription for European users to make Facebook and Instagram ad-free. In this way, the social media company aims to comply with EU requirements on consent to display personalized advertising.
Within the European Union, Meta is launching a subscription to make Facebook and Instag... Read more
Will Elon Musk actually withdraw X from the EU?
X owner Elon Musk is considering making the social media platform unavailable within the European Union. The suggestion comes shortly after EU chief Thierry Breton told Musk to get rid of misinformation regarding the conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Breton posted a message on X on Oct. 10 with... Read more
Norway asks the EU to permanently ban data collection for Facebook
Norway wants to impose a permanent ban on Facebook's data collection. It wants to extend this ban to the rest of Europe through the European Data Protection Board (EDPB). Do the changes in Meta's ad policy still violate European laws?
Norwegian watchdog Datatilsynet does not appear to be done wi... Read more
Mozilla: ‘Manipulation threatens browser selection screens’
The screens that allow consumers to determine their default browser choice exert great influence on the outcome of that choice. This is stated by Mozilla, the developer of Firefox. These screens will be manipulated.
The Digital Markets Act will come into force next year in the EU. These regulati... Read more
Big Tech gets new rules from EU, what will you notice as a user?
Today, the Digital Services Act (DSA) officially goes into effect for 19 social media platforms and search engines. The rules tighten responsibilities on personalized advertising, unsafe content and automatic recommendations. What will you notice about this as a user?
The Digital Services Act g... Read more
EU commissioner visits Silicon Valley as a last warning
EU Commissioner Thierry Breton visited Silicon Valley last week, reminding big tech names of EU regulations they must soon follow. The rules focus on social media content, AI and data. The situation is particularly volatile at Twitter, as the platform previously left the EU's voluntary code of cond... Read more
EU asks Google and Facebook to flag AI content
The EU is trying to combat the flow of disinformation from Russia with new rules for social media sites. This forces Google and Facebook, among others, to clearly label AI-generated posts.
Social media will immediately be asked to flag posts and images created using AI. This should partially hel... Read more
France’s Digital Minister says he’s ready to ‘ban’ Twitter
Jean-Noël Barrot threatened to ban Twitter from the EU if it doesn't comply with the bloc's new rules against disinformation.
Twitter "will be banned" from the European Union in the event of a breach of its rules, said French Minister for Digital Affairs Jean-Noël Barrot on Monday. The "rules... Read more