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Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media to discuss EU Digital Services Package and the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill

18 Jan 2022, 17.05

The Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media will meet tomorrow, Wednesday, 19 January, to discuss the potential interplay between the EU Digital Services Package and the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill.

The meeting at 1.30pm in Committee Room 1 of Leinster House will hear from officials from the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media.

Committee Cathaoirleach Deputy Niamh Smyth said: “The EU Digital Services Package

comprises two new regulations as proposed by the European Commission. The Digital Services Act proposes to create a safer digital space within which the fundamental rights of all users of digital services are protected, while the Digital Markets Act proposes to establish of a level playing field to foster innovation, growth, and competitiveness, both in the European Single Market and globally.

“There is potential overlap between the EU DSP and the Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill, the text of which, as approved by Government, was published last week, and which is due before the Oireachtas in the coming weeks. Following extensive pre-legislative scrutiny last year by this Committee, Members welcome this opportunity to discuss these legislative packages and to discussing the issues involved and related matters with the officials from both departments.”

The Joint Committee on Tourism, Culture, Arts, Sport and Media  has 14 Members, nine from the Dáil and five from the Seanad.

The meeting in Committee Room 1 can be viewed live on Oireachtas TV.

Committee proceedings can also be viewed on the Houses of the Oireachtas Smartphone App, available for Apple and Android devices.

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