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…

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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…

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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!…

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DSA: the way forward

DSA: the way forward Over the past months, I worked together with MEP’s of all political groups to draft our opinion on the IMCO-committee’s ‘Digital Services Act: improving the functioning of the single market’ report. Last week, we voted in the LIBE-committee on the compromises and the final report, which were both adopted with a…

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My suggestions for the Digital Services Act

My suggestions for the Digital Services Act Today, the European Parliament (EP) published my draft opinion report on the Digital Services Act (DSA). On behalf of the LIBE-committee in the EP, I’m the rapporteur for opinion on the IMCO DSA report, which focusses on improving the functioning of the single market. In the upcoming months,…

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