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The EU must set the standards for regulating online platforms, say MEPs

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Source: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/news/en/press-room/20201016IPR89543/ Foreign service providers must adhere to upcoming EU rules Consumers to be better protected against illegal, counterfeit and unsafe products Stricter conditions for targeted ads and more control for users over what they see online Specific rules for big platforms, “gatekeepers” of market access Parliament calls for future-proof rules on digital services, including online platforms and marketplaces, and for a binding mechanism to tackle illegal content online. MEPs approved tonight two separate  “legislative initiative”  reports calling on the Commission to address and tackle current shortcomings in the online environment in its Digital Services Act (DSA) package, due to be presented in December. The current EU rules for digital services have remained largely unchanged since the e-commerce directive was adopted twenty years ago. With the upcoming package, the European Union aims

The End of Targeted Digital Advertising in Europe?

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EMMA, ENPA, EPC, FEDMA, EGTA, and Germany's ZAW "voice strong concerns about key parts of the EP JURI report on the Digital Services Act" Source:  JOINT PRESS RELEASE: PHASING-OUT OF TARGETED ADVERTISING AS SUGGESTED BY THE ADOPTED JURI REPORT ON THE DIGITAL SERVICES ACT SENDS A POTENTIALLY FATAL MESSAGE FOR THE AD-FINANCED SECTORS On behalf of EMMA (European Magazine Media Association), ENPA (the European Newspaper Association) EPC (European Publishers Council), FEDMA (Federation of European Direct and Interactive Marketing), EGTA (Association of TV and radio sales houses), ZAW (German Advertising Federation), we would like to voice our strong concerns about some key parts of the EP JURI adopted report on the Digital Services Act on 20 October.  New Restrictions on online advertising? The report presents several problematic and worrying aspects and is regrettably one-sided, as it suggests new restrictions on online advertising which would be detrimental to the ad-finance