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The Digital Services Act: What can we expect from the plenary session?

12th January | 11:00 CET - Register here

The EU’s Digital Services Act (DSA) has been promised as a landmark piece of legislation – the first major update since the adoption of the eCommerce Directive 20 years ago – so it’s no surprise it’s been the subject of heated debate from all sides of the political spectrum.

Before the end of 2021, the European Parliament’s Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) voted on its report on the DSA. The European Parliament is now getting ready for a subsequent plenary vote during this month’s Strasbourg session. Citizens, businesses, and policymakers are all asking the same questions: what will the final text look like, and will there be any surprises from the Parliament? Will MEPs agree to radical proposals that could upend the way we use online services, such as banning targeted ads?

Our expert panel of business leaders, public policy experts and MEPs, moderated by MLex’s Matthew Newman, will share their insights as the DSA debate comes to a head.


  • Matthew Newman (Chief Correspondent, MLex) - Moderator
  • Slavina Ancheva, Parliamentary Assistant to MEP Eva Maydell at the European Parliament (EPP, Bulgaria)
  • Benedikt Blomeyer (Director EU Policy, Allied for Startups)
  • Tim Geenen (Managing Director, LiveRamp)
  • Fernando Parreira (Business Director, SAPO)

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