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The DSA’s Scope Briefly Explained

This brief chapter describes the main digital ecosystem of services that are regulated by the DSA as infrastructure services, hosting services, online platforms, very large online platforms (VLOPs), and very large online search engines (VLOSEs). It summarises the first disclosures made by companies on the 17th of February 2023 and explains why certain companies fall

The DSA Newsletter #2

Here is a roundup of useful resources on the DSA from November and December 2022. Verfassunsblog symposium The symposium that I mentioned last time led to a wonderful collection of essays by scholars working on the DSA. I definitely recommend all the pieces, especially Folkert Wilman’s piece on where the DSA liability chapter fits into

The Slovak Constitutional Court on Risk Profiling and Automated Decision-Making by the Tax Authority

The Slovak Constitutional Court just published its eKasa decision, dealing with the constitutionality of indiscriminate data collection of store receipts and their subsequent re-use for risk profiling of companies. Context Some years ago, the Slovak legislature adopted a law mandating the collection of all store receipts in the country. Every receipt issued by a sole

Trusted Content Creators

The Digital Services Act reignited the debates about how to treat professional journalists in the see of user-generated content which is often of doubtful quality. Some even go as far as to suggest that journalistic content should be entirely carved out of platform responsibilities or that the content shall enjoy near must-carry status. I am