The European Commission is currently crafting a new legal framework for the internet. The so called Digital Services Act will replace the old Ecommerce directive from the year 2000.
As part of this process, the Commission has initiated a public consultation, in which the 5th of July Foundation has participated. The public consultation ends today.
The 5th of July Foundation has summarised its advice to the EU in three main points:
- No censorship prior to publication
- No upload filters – especially not for opinions
- Mere Conduit for platforms (without curation)
You can read our full statement in this PDF (2 pages).
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