Haugen Tells MEPs DSA Can Set Global Standards

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The EU’s future Digital Services Act can set the global standards in transparency, oversight and enforcement, Facebook whistleblower Frances Haugen told MEPs.  The DSA  has the potential to be a “global gold standard” and inspire other countries to “pursue new rules that would safeguard our democracies”, Haugen stressed in todays’ hearing. She warned, however, that…

“Facebook Files” scandal: Senior MEPs voice concern.

Facebook Files scandal and the DSA

Christel Schaldemose (S&D rapporteur for the EU Parliament for the Digital Services Act, Denmark) and Alexandra Geese(Greens/EFA shadow rapporteur for the Digital Services Act, Germany) were commenting on the relevance of the leaks to the DSA legislative process. Since a few weeks, Facebook has faced a series of accusations about its internal workings, based on hundreds of pages…

Brussels Airport Tests Drone Detection System

Brussels Airport testing for drone detection

Brussels Airport and skeyes have tested the operational use of drones at and around the airport. In a secure environment, they deployed an innovative safety drone, which can be controlled from a large distance to find out how drones can increase the safety, security and efficiency of airport operations. In addition, they tested a drone…

Make EU Digital Leader

The EPP Group in the European parliament has called for an ambitious overhaul of European rules for digital services to make Europe a digital global leader.  The Digital Services Act (DSA), which the European Commission will propose later this year, should help consumers and businesses opt for digital solutions. Ahead of today’s parliamentary debate, Members…