The new Centre for a Digital Society and the Centre for Judicial Cooperation of the European University Institute organise a meeting with selected National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) in order to discuss the challenges that emerge from the recently adopted Digital Services Act (DSA).
The workshop will provide an overview of the new set of tasks and responsibilities allocated to the NRAs as envisaged by the DSA. A specific focus will be given to one novelty adopted by the DSA, namely the obligation for online platforms to provide (in alternative to internal handling mechanisms) the availability of out-of-court settlement dispute mechanisms. The providers of such services will have to be certified by the national Digital Services Bodies; however, article 21 of the Digital Service Act gives very limited guidelines to the procedures and the criteria for such certification mechanism.
The workshop aims at discussing with the National Regulatory Authorities the challenges associated with this specific task, gathering useful suggestions from the ongoing Directorate-General for Justice and Consumers supported project E-Justice Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Scheme. The project, involving academic institutions and a law firm, aims at creating an open specification for ODR mechanisms which not only ensures fair trial guarantees but takes also into account the ethical dimensions emerging from the technical choices that are at the basis of such dispute resolution mechanisms.
The event is by invitation only.