‘DSA in Perspective’ Seminar Series

3 Dec 2020
3 Dec 2020
The responsibilities of online platforms, competition and antitrust rules, the fight against illegal content and disinformation online are at the top of the European Union’s agenda. In a much anticipated legislative package - the Digital Services Act (DSA), the European Commission is expected to propose new rules that will profoundly reshape the future rulebook of internet platforms on these major issues.

Our series of seminars offers an academic perspective on these developments, to unpack the complex underlying issues of this forthcoming legislative package, and discuss its possible implications.

Organised by the new Centre on Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation (CD2I) at VUB-IES in collaboration with the Chair Fundamental Rights and the Digital Transformation at VUB-LSTS and the Brussels Privacy Hub, this series of seminars brings leading academic speakers, from different horizons, to present their latest research and analysis on content moderation, intermediary liabilities, competition rules and the regulation of internet platforms.

The series hosts both experienced and leading thinkers, as well as younger scholars who have written distinguished papers. In each one hour seminar, the scholars present their cutting-edge insights, followed by a brief discussion with the series hosts and ample time for interaction with the public.

Our virtual seminars will run monthly, from October 2020 onwards.

Please click on the link in the titles below for more information and to register for our upcoming seminars:

DSA #4 The Janus Face of Online Censorship

Date: Thursday 3 December 2020

Time: 15:30-16:30 (Brussels Time)

Speaker: Félix Tréguer


Past events:

DSA #1 The expansion of content moderation

Speaker: Tarleton Gillespie


DSA #2 Going Solo? Sense and Sensibility of National Platform Laws in Light of the DSA Drafting Process

Speaker: Matthias C. Kettemann


DSA #3 Towards Smarter Regulation in the Areas of Competition, Data Protection and Consumer Law: Why Greater Power Should Come with Greater Responsibility.

Speaker: Inge Graef