Our Co-Director Prof. Gianclaudio Malgieri has been interviewed by the Washington Post on the Digital Services Act after the voting in the European Parliament took place on 20 January 2022. The Digital Services Act (DSA) was approved by an overwhelming majority in the European Parliament (530 yes, 78 no, 80 abstentions).
“Internet users are paying closer attention to technology practices, according to Gianclaudio Malgieri, associate professor of technology and law at the EDHEC Business School in France and the co-director of the Brussels Privacy Hub, and the reputations of some large companies have been battered.
Companies such as Facebook and Google have started to improve some of their advertisement and privacy practices, Malgieri said. But the European legislation would hold them more accountable.
“For the first time, it will not be based on what Big Tech decides to do,” he said. “It will be on paper.”