DSA in Perspective Seminar Series

'Digital Services Act (DSA) in Perspective' Seminar Series 

The responsibilities of online platforms, competition and antitrust rules, the fight against illegal content and disinformation online are at the top of the European Union’s agenda. In the much anticipated Digital Services Package, the European Commission proposes new rules that will profoundly reshape the future rulebook of internet platforms on these major issues.

Our seminar series offers an academic perspective on these developments, to unpack the complex underlying issues of this forthcoming legislative package, and discuss its possible implications.  

Organised by the new Centre for Digitalisation, Democracy and Innovation (CD2I) at VUB-BSoG, in collaboration with the Chair 'Fundamental Rights and the Digital Transformation' at VUB-LSTS and the Brussels Privacy Hub, this series brings together leading academic speakers, from different horizons, to present their latest research and analysis on content moderation, intermediary liabilities, competition rules and the regulation of internet platforms.  

This seminar series seeks to present cutting-edge insights from research to provide an academic contribution to the important policy debates that shape the DSA negotiations.

Our virtual seminars run monthly, from October 2020 onwards.

Past events

DSA #1 The expansion of content moderation

Date: Tuesday 27 October 2020, 15:00-16:00 (Brussels Time)

Speaker: Tarleton Gillespie (Cornell University, Microsoft Research)

Host: Trisha Meyer (VUB/IES, CD2I)

Discussant: Joris van Hoboken (VUB/LSTS, UvA/IViR)


DSA #2 Going Solo? Sense and Sensibility of National Platform Laws in Light of the DSA Drafting Process

Date: Thursday 29 October 2020, 15:00-16:00 (Brussels Time)

Speaker: Matthias C. Kettemann (HIIG)

Host: Clement Perarnaud (UPF)

Discussant: Trisha Meyer (VUB/IES, CD2I)


DSA #3 Towards Smarter Regulation in the Areas of Competition, Data Protection and Consumer Law: Why Greater Power Should Come with Greater Responsibility

Date: Thursday 26 November 2020, 15:00-16:00 (Brussels Time)

Speaker: Inge Graef (TILT, TLEC)

Host: Trisha Meyer (VUB/IES, CD2I)

Discussant: Andrés Chomczyk (VUB/LSTS)


DSA #4 The Janus Face of Online Censorship

Date: Thursday 3 December 2020, 15:30-16:30 (Brussels Time)

Speaker: Félix Tréguer (CNRS Center for Internet and Society, CERI-Sciences Po)

Host: Trisha Meyer (VUB/IES, CD2I)

Discussant: Clement Perarnaud (UPF)

DSA #5 Data egalitarianism and the Digital Services Act

Date: Thursday 25 February 2021, 15:00-16:00 (Brussels Time)

Speaker: Salomé Viljoen (NYU School of Law Information Law Institute and the Cornell Tech Digital Life Initiative)

Host: Trisha Meyer (VUB/BSoG, CD2I)

Discussant: Andrés Chomczyk Penedo (VUB/LSTS)


DSA #6 Transparency Rules and Data Rights for Platform Research

Date: Thursday 25 March 2021, 15:15-16:15 (Brussels Time)

Speaker: Jef Ausloos (UvA/IViR)

Host: Clément Perarnaud (UPF)

Discussant: Trisha Meyer (VUB/BSoG, CD2I)

DSA #7 Before and after disinformation: the normative framework for platform regulation in Brazil

Date: Thursday 29 April 2021, 15:00-16:00 (Brussels Time)

Speaker: Clara Iglesias Keller (Leibniz Institute for Media Research | Hans Bredow Institute)

Host: Clément Perarnaud (UPF)

Discussant: Trisha Meyer (VUB/BSoG, CD2I)

DSA #8 Safeguards for Freedom of Expression in the DSA

Date: Thursday 27 May 2021, 15:00-16:00 (Brussels Time)

Speaker: Aleksandra Kuczerawy (CiTiP KuLeuven)

Host: Trisha Meyer (VUB/BSoG, CD2I)

Discussant: Joris van Hoboken (VUB/LSTS, UvA/IViR)

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