France hopes that the European Union will be able to definitively adopt its new texts on digital regulation in the first half of 2022, Secretary of State for Digital Cédric O said on Wednesday on BFM Business. Reaching a final European agreement on the two texts presented on Tuesday by the European Commission is ” a major objective of the French Presidency of the European Union ” in the first half of 2022, said Cédric O.
“Putting order in chaos”
“From the beginning of January, I will start to speak with my European counterparts” in view of this objective, he added. The French government is ” very happy “ of the two texts presented on Tuesday, because “They really correspond to what France has pushed. Now we have to finish the job ”, he said. The European Union presented two legislative texts on Tuesday aimed at “Bring order to chaos” of the digital world, according to the Vice-President of the Commission in charge of Competition, Margrethe Vestager.
The “Digital Services Act” text aims in particular to fight against the proliferation of hateful content and disinformation by setting obligations on major platforms in terms of content moderation. The second text (“Digital Markets Act”) will impose specific constraints on digital giants, these so-called “systemic” actors such as Gafam (Google, Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook) whose omnipotence threatens the free play of competition. . In particular, they must notify the Commission of any acquisition project in Europe.