Congratulations to Joris van Hoboken, Ilaria Buri, João Pedro Quintais, Ronan Fahy, Naomi Appelman and Marlene Straub, who published the e-book Putting the DSA into Practice: Enforcement, Access to Justice and Global Implications. The publication comes at an important time, as 17 February 2023 marks the first DSA deadline for online platforms. The Digital Legal Lab is proud to co-fund this collection of important essays on the DSA.
The Digital Services Act was finally published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 27 October 2022. This publication 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 precedents. The Act has been portrayed as Europe’s new „Digital Constitution“, which affirms the primacy of democratic rulemaking over the private transnational ordering mechanisms of Big Tech. With it, the European Union aims once again to set a global standard in the regulation of the digital environment. But will the Digital Services Act be able to live up to its expectations, and under what conditions?
The impetus from the e-book came from a symposium organized by the DSA Observatory and Verfassungsblog last October, when the DSA was published. It includes essays from Digital Legal Lab members and other leading DSA researchers.