Call for papers: The DSA and Platform Regulation Conference 2024 | DSA Observatory

July 7, 2023 12:00 am

To coincide with the Digital Services Act (DSA) becoming directly applicable across the EU on 17 February 2024, the DSA Observatory at the Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam, will hold a two-day conference on ‘The DSA and Platform Regulation’ at the Amsterdam Law School on 15-16 February 2024 

The DSA is the EU’s landmark piece of legislation for addressing illegal and harmful content and activity, and protecting fundamental rights online. The DSA becoming fully applicable marks the end of a years-long drafting and negotiation process and opens a new chapter: that of its enforcement, practicable access to justice, and potential to set global standards. While the DSA extends the e-Commerce Directive’s core principles for the regulation of online services that handle third-party content and codifies existing self-regulatory practices initiated by online platforms, it also introduces significant legal innovations for the regulation of platforms in democratic states: a tiered system of due diligence obligations for intermediary services, the regulation of content moderation through terms of service enforcement, systemic risk assessment obligations for the most widely used platforms and search engines, and access to data for researchers.  



July 7, 2023
12:00 am