(1st March 2022) Together with other unions, digital rights activists and transparency campaigners EPSU asked openness from the negotiators on the Digital Services and the Digital Market Acts. The Digital Markets Act and the Digital Services Act are two complementary proposals that have the potential to make digital services safer, and to protect and empower users, workers, and small businesses. They have been the target of intense lobbying since the onset, especially by Big Tech firms and its intermediaries. The Acts are now in trilogue, the negotiations between delegation of the European parliament and the Council now led by the French Presidency.
To ensure that the trilogue negotiations on the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act are genuinely transparent and open to citizens, we ask the co-legislators to:
- Publish proactively, on a rolling basis a list of documents tabled during trilogue negotiations, in line the European Ombudsman’s recommendation;
- Make public an up-to-date calendar of trilogue meetings including summary agendas;
- Publish proactively the four-column document on a rolling basis