DSA: Internal Market Committee agrees on compromises

Due diligence obligations for porn platforms

Great win for women and girls today,” tweeted Alexandra Geese, IMCO shadow rapporteur for the Greens/EFA group, yesterday evening following the vote on the compromise proposals. Her proposal to impose special due diligence requirements on platforms with predominantly user-generated pornographic content had been adopted. Geese herself had spoken of a 50-50 chance for her proposal before the vote. The GUE/NGL and Renew groups had supported it. According to the proposal, users who distribute content on porn platforms would have to go through a two-factor authentication process and provide a verified email address and mobile number. In addition, providers are to follow special procedures to initiate a review process in the event of complaints from those affected by illegal distribution and to make a decision after 48 hours at the latest.

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