Panel discussion: The Digital Services Act and intermediary liability

The goal of this public webinar is to discuss policy issues related to intermediary liability in the upcoming EU Digital Services Act.

Friday, 30 October 2020, 14:15 – 16:00

To join the webinar (ZOOM), please use this link

The European Commission has announced a Digital Services Act package to strengthen the Single Market for digital services and foster innovation and competitiveness of the European online environment. The panelists will share their views on the regulatory discourse, focusing on the following three policy areas: 

  • Liability exemptions for hosting
  • Other aspects of platform regulation
  • Liability for non-hosting services (e.g. domain names, cloud computing, content delivery networks)


Background material

Recent studies

  • Jan Nordemann et al., Digital services act: Improving the functioning of the single market, Annex to Niombo Lomba and Tatjana Evas (European Parliament), Digital services act: European added value assessment, 2020
  • Sebastian Schwemer, Tobias Mahler and Håkon Styri, Legal analysis of the intermediary service providers of non-hosting nature: Final report prepared for European Commission, 2020 (not yet published)
  • Gerald Spindler, Digital services act: Adapting commercial and civil law rules for commercial entities operating online: Legal assessment, Niombo  Lomba  and  Tatjana  Evas (European Parliament), Digital services act: European added value assessment, 2020 

The webinar is co-organized by the SIGNAL project at the Norwegian Research Center for Computers and Law (University of Oslo) and the Centre for Information and Innovation Law (University of Copenhagen).