EU passes new law to strengthen its grip on technology companies. The European Union has passed a new law to strengthen its grip on technology companies. A law passed in the European Union called the Digital Services Act (DSA) requires technology companies to remove harmful and illegal content.
The new law will give the EU and its member states access to the algorithms of major online platforms. With the help of this, the illegal content will be removed quickly and the online market will be secured.
Failure to comply with the Digital Services Act could result in a fine of up to 6% of the world’s revenue for technology companies.
The new rules will protect online consumers, ensure freedom of expression and create trade opportunities, said Ursula von der Leyen, head of the European Commission on DSA.
Ursula von der Leyen added that anything that is illegal offline would also be illegal online in the EU.
Google said in a statement regarding the DSA that it was in contact with the relevant EU authorities to find out the details and technical details of the law, and wished that the law would be applied equally to everyone. ۔