Digital Market Act and Digital Service Act? Well, but more is needed on Google and beyond

Digital Market Act and Digital Service Act? Well, but more is needed on Google and beyond

The speech by Federico Mollicone and Nicola Procaccini of Fratelli d'Italia commenting on the presentation by the European Commission of the legislative package of the Digital Market Act and the Digital Service Act

The presentation by the European Commission of the legislative package of the Digital Market Act and the Digital Service Act is a first step for European and Italian digital sovereignty, but not enough.

For too long, the tax avoidance of "over-the-top" has caused substantial tax damage and the EU will necessarily have to adopt, in a short time, a taxation mechanism that brings fairness to the market, also avoiding waiting for OECD rules .

The regulation of platforms and algorithms is a historical position of FDI, as well as the defense of intellectual property and copyright: often, digital platforms have avoided equitable remuneration for creative work and, in many cases, have censored content in an arbitrary manner. , also of a journalistic nature without referring to the competent judicial or ordinistic offices.

For our part, the principle remains that only the public authority retains the prerogative to establish the lawfulness or otherwise of an online content, and therefore the right to authorize its possible removal.

In this context, collaboration by private platforms is welcome, with a view to self-regulation, as long as it is registered in a public control system, which leaves no room for possible abuses, or speculations of an ideological nature as often happens.

Digital sovereignty is the theme of our time and FDI will be at the forefront.

Federico Mollicone and Nicola Procaccini , respectively Deputy Head of National Innovation of Fratelli d'Italia and MEP of Fratelli d'Italia Coordinator for the Group of European Conservatives and Reformists in the Commission for Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs.


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/mondo/digital-market-act-digital-service-act-google-e-non-solo/ on Wed, 16 Dec 2020 06:51:48 +0000.