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Repubblica: Panetta on platforms liability

Rocco Panetta comments on the news that the well-known search engine has blocked a channel of a registered newspaper and de-indexed an investigation.

Read the full article on Repubblica’s website (ITA).

“If the Digital Services Act package becomes law, we will be able to complain more easily against platform decisions; to know why the platform has taken them and to challenge them,” explains Rocco Panetta, a lawyer and privacy expert. An operation that is now very complicated and often costly for users. Another measure designed to give users back more control over algorithms (and their owners). “Today, the fundamental rights of European citizens are not adequately protected online. For example, platforms can decide to take down users’ content without informing the user or providing a possibility of redress. This has strong implications for users’ freedom of speech,” the Commission wrote in presenting the Act.