Policy Hour

Understanding the EU Digital Services Act: Impact, Obligations, and Audits for Online Platforms

Tuesday, 27 June 2023, at 3:00pm BST
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Join our next Policy Hour webinar on 27 June 2023 where we will discuss the Digital Services Act (DSA), a pivotal piece of legislation enacted by the European Commission to increase algorithmic transparency among tech companies. Effective from 16 November 2022, this legislation mandates tech companies to undertake critical responsibilities like conducting comprehensive risk assessments and implementing robust mitigation strategies while subjecting them to rigorous independent algorithmic audits.

With less than a year remaining until the enforcement date of 17 February 2024, the webinar will highlight these key areas:

  • Critical responsibilities of managing illegal content, providing transparent advertising and mitigating disinformation.
  • Implications for Very LargeOnline Platforms (VLOPs) and Very Large Online Search Engines (VLOSEs) such as Facebook, Twitter, Amazon Store, Booking.com, Zalando, Bing, and Google Search.

Our webinar explores the DSA's impact on social media platforms, user-centric communities, and advertising-driven online services. We emphasize algorithmic accountability, content moderation, and the audit framework introduced on 6 May 2023. Join us as we unpack the implications of these new audit procedures and discuss how they shape the landscape for these online platforms.

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Adriano Koshiyama

Co-Founder & Co-CEO - Holistic AI

Adriano Koshiyama is the co-founder of Holistic AI, an AI Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) software solution. Holistic AI services many large and medium-size organizations on their journey on adopting AI, ensuring due risk-management, and compliance with the changing regulatory & standards environment. Previously, he was a Research Fellow in Computer Science at University College London, and academically, he has published more than 50 papers in international conferences and journals. He is responsible for ground-breaking results in the intersection of Machine Learning and Finance, with the earlier work on GANs and Transfer Learning in this area.

Alejandro Guerrero

Partner - Simmons & Simmons

Alejandro is a partner in Simmons & Simmons EU Competition Law practice based in Brussels and in Madrid. He currently specialises in antitrust and commercial regulation, compliance and investigations, as well as in related disputes and litigation, in a variety of sectors including TMT, energy, consumer products, e-commerce and tech.​

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