European Parliament adopts Digital Services Act

The Big Tech lobby has lost. Today the European Parliament voted on the Digital Services Act (DSA), the law that will make digital traffic safer. An overwhelming majority of the parliamentarians agreed with the law and with that also with the proposals of PvdA Member of Parliament Paul Tang: “I am very pleased with the…

Facebook is getting nervous

Today we took an important hurdle towards European legislation to tackle Big Tech’s market dominance. Facebook is more nervous than ever. Today, a large majority of the Internal Market Committee in the European Parliament voted in favour of tightening up the Digital Markets Act – the so-called DMA. By doing so we took the final…

The future of our digital world

Our physical world is opening again slowly. But what about our digital world? During the pandemic, we learned how to work and live remotely. Physical contacts distanced, steered by innovative companies, international organisations, and our governments. What did we learn about our dependence on these digital superpowers; and has this changed after the pandemic? With…

Broad support for strictly regulating tracking ads

Broad support for strictly regulating tracking ads A unique cooperation of Members of European Parliament from liberals to the left side joined forces in amending the Digital Services Act (DSA) to put an end to pervasive tracking advertising. This proposal hurts tech giants Google, Facebook and Amazon who make billions of Euros every year by…

EU conference Reset!

“Try turning it off and back on again” – How many times have we recommended this to fix our computers? With the Covid-19 outbreak, our economy was suddenly and dramatically turned off. The virus is taking thousands of lives and jobs, and is forcing us to live in isolation. Now it is time to restart!…