Last Updated on Tuesday, 1 September, 2020 at 1:03 pm by Andre Camilleri
One year after being elected as a new Member of the European Parliament, Alex Agius Saliba was chosen by the Parliament Magazine, as one of ten key-player from 705 MEPs, in his capacity as IMCO rapporteur on the report Digital Services Act: Improving the functioning of the Single Market.
The Digital Services Act aims to strengthen the single market for digital services and to regulate the online ecosystem through a series of measures spanning online safety, liability, market dominance, online advertising and smart contracts as well as issues surrounding self-employment online.
“The COVID-19 pandemic had exposed serious shortcomings in the way platforms such as Google and Facebook are regulated in Europe”, said Labour MEP, considering that the main principles of the current E-Commerce Directive, such as the internal market clause, freedom of establishment and the prohibition on imposing a general monitoring obligation, should be maintained.
“After the summer recess, this is a huge honour for me to be nominated as a key player in the EU digital arena by the Parliament Magazine”, said MEP Alex Agius Saliba.
“This nomination is not only for me, but for Malta and for the Maltese people that have put their trust in me. I am happy that despite coming from the smallest Member State in the European Union with our work as MEPs, we can have great impact and influence over European politics” concluded the MEP.