Agreement on European Big Tech law

An agreement has just been reached on the Digital Markets Act (DMA) that will tackle the market power of Big Tech. MEP Paul Tang followed the negotiations and is delighted: “In record time, Europe has reached an agreement on a law that will fundamentally change the Internet. Abuse of power by Big Tech will be prohibited…

Virtuel event: How to deal with AdTech?

2022 put the spotlights in Europe on Digital Advertising Technology. In January, the French Data Protection Authority (DPA) hit Facebook and Google with significant fines for luring consumers into consenting to the use of their personal data, going against the national data protection rulebook. Less than a month later, the Belgium DPA followed by declaring…

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…