MIL OSI Translation. Region: Germany / Deutschland –
Source: CDU CSU
December 15, 2020
Act effectively against hatred and agitation in Europe – ensure fair competition and innovation on the Internet
Today, Tuesday, the European Commission is proposing a digital package of laws for digital services (Digital Services Act – DSA) and market control (Digital Market Act – DMA). The digital policy spokesman for the CDU / CSU parliamentary group, Tankred Schipanski, and the responsible reporter Hansjörg Durz explain:
Tankred Schipanski: “The public discourse has changed massively in the last ten years due to the spread of social media. Large parts of the public debate have shifted to the digital space. With the Network Enforcement Act, Germany is already a pioneer in the fight against hatred and agitation on the Internet. We now expect convincing proposals from the European Commission, which are based on the German rules and bring them to a European level. In this way we want to act even more effectively against hatred and agitation on the Internet throughout Europe. This now depends on regulation with a sense of proportion. As digital politicians from the German Bundestag, we will work closely with our colleagues from the European Parliament to accompany the further process. The achievements of the eCommerce Directive and the German Network Enforcement Act must be preserved and further developed on a European level. “
Hansjörg Durz: “The most valuable companies in the world today are mainly tech groups that operate digital platforms. The market power of these groups is now so great that they are systemically relevant. Few digital platforms are the bottleneck for communication between people and the exchange of goods. The corona crisis has further solidified their position. In many cases, the behavior of the platforms is incompatible with fair competition and prevents innovation. That is why we need a social digital market economy: fairness in competition and real freedom of choice for the consumer must be the constants of our economic policy in the digital age. With the GWB amendment, Germany will do pioneering work to curb the power of tech monopolies. Now the European Union must consistently go this way. “
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