Can Europe guarantee a safer Internet for its citizens?

Can Europe guarantee a safer Internet for its citizens

The DSA under debate in the European Parliament. The European Parliament is considering, this Wednesday, January 19, 2022, the Digital Services Act, before the adoption of the Digital Service Act (DSA) tomorrow (January 20). The DSA is a text that should be used to better regulate online content and platforms in Europe. Because until now, digital giants such as Google, Facebook or Amazon, to name a few, do pretty much what they want. The objective is therefore to set legal rules, be able to quickly remove illegal content, avoid misinformation and improve the protection of citizens.

Example with the Revenge porn. This practice, which aims to disseminate, on the internet and on social networks, intimate images without the consent of the person concerned, is on the increase. And European states are finding it very difficult to quickly remove this content and protect victims. One of the amendments to the Digital Service Act could soon change that. The report of Cécile Debarge and Jelena Prtoric.

In Poland, the world is a bit upside down. The government is preparing a law not to avoid misinformation, but to oppose measures that regulate the internet so that it can more freely convey fake news on the web whenever it wishes. Latest incident, the exclusion by Facebook of the far-right party Konfederacja on the social network after the political formation disseminated false information on the Covid-19 as well as hate speech. The Polish government has complained about this decision and wants to pass a law to prevent “ideological censorship”. In Warsaw, Sarah Bakaloglou.

There is the difficulty of regulating illegal content, but there is also personal data. In his column, This is my Europe, Alice Rouja tells us about these young people who are surfing the internet at an earlier and earlier age. 63% of under-13s have at least one social media account and how they mismanage access to their personal data.

In Catalonia, universities and other administrations have been suffering from cyberattacks for several months. For 2 years, however, an agency has been created to help the public sector deal with these attacks at a time when services are increasingly digitized, and it is overwhelmed, Elise Gazengel.

And finally, heading to Finland, Helsinki is one of the few cities in the world to have an urban plan, underground. Underground streets, a swimming pool, a go-kart circuit, all dug into the granite to protect you from the cold, of course, but that’s not all!!! In Finland, building underground is also a way of not overcrowding cities. Underground visit with Frederic Faux.