(ANSA) – ROME, APRIL 26 – “With the political agreement on the law on digital services (DSA), Europe inaugurates a new season: that of full fairness and digital democracy, for which what is illegal offline is also online “. This was stated by the minister for technological innovation and digital transition, Vittorio Colao. “Italy – he explains – actively participated in the negotiations, helping to achieve important results that re-establish fundamental principles for the protection of European citizens and businesses. The DSA will apply to all online intermediaries operating in Europe, introducing graduated obligations on the basis of nature of the services and proportionate to the number of users, so as to balance the protection of users with the needs of the market and innovation “. “Online sales platforms – he continues – will have to track their suppliers, so that counterfeit goods and illegal content will be promptly intercepted and just as quickly removed, while large online platforms and search engines will be subject to strict obligations. In addition, deceptive interfaces. , known as dark patterns, will be prohibited as will deceptive practices. Transparency and correct information will be ensured at every level and for every service, while it will be possible to choose whether to be profiled by large platforms and large search engines. Finally, platforms accessible to minors will have to implement special protection measures and targeted advertising based on the use of minors’ personal data will be prohibited “. “In summary – concludes Colao – with the DSA Europe modernizes the rules and strengthens the protection of citizens and businesses. The DSA, together with the law on digital markets (DMA), will contribute to creating a European digital economy that promotes innovation and competition in compliance with the fairness and well-being of users “. (HANDLE).
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