20 January 2022, Brussels, Belgium – DOT Europe, the voice of leading internet companies in Europe, welcomes the progress made in the European Parliament on the Digital Services Act allowing for trilogues to commence.
In retaining the main elements of the compromise agreed by the IMCO Committee and rejecting the majority of contentious last-minute amendments, MEPs have improved the outlook for the file as it enters trilogue negotiations.
Commenting on the vote, DOT Europe’s Director General, Siada El Ramly, said:
“The DSA should be a major cornerstone of internet policy for decades to come. While we do not agree with every aspect of the European Parliament’s position, we welcome it as a step to further discussions on the file. We remain optimistic that the DSA will be fine-tuned in the trilogue process”
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Notes to the editor:
DOT Europe (previously called EDiMA) is the voice of the leading internet companies in Europe. DOT Europe’s mission is to develop ideas and support policy initiatives that foster an innovative, open and safe internet for Europe’s citizens and businesses. More information is available here: https://doteurope.eu/
DOT Europe represents 21 of the leading internet companies: Airbnb, Allegro, Amazon, Apple, Dropbox, eBay, Etsy, Expedia Group, Facebook, Google, Hopin, King, Microsoft, Mozilla, Nextdoor, OLX, Snap, Spotify, TikTok, Twitter, Yahoo, Yelp.
Its members produce and manage a variety of products, services and applications including browsers, entertainment platforms, social networks, marketplaces and review sites. More information is available here: https://doteurope.eu/members