DSA: Vestager wants Big Tech to pay for monitoring

During the second trilogue on the Digital Services Act (DSA), Parliament, the Council, and the Commission discussed some of the DSA’s major issues yesterday. However, the big surprise was not directly on the trilogue agenda: EU Vice President Margrethe Vestager wants to impose the costs for the monitoring of the very large platforms on them. Vestager brought up the so-called polluter pays principle for the DSA to MEPs and representatives of the French Council Presidency. According to this principle, monitoring costs are imposed on those who are affected by regulation.

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