EU’s Breton wants to ‘stress test’ Silicon Valley giants

By | May 31, 2023

Politico reports:

The European Union’s Thierry Breton wants Big Tech to know that he’s “the enforcer.”

The internal market commissioner will travel to California next month to carry out “stress tests” to see how social media companies are preparing for new content rules, known as the Digital Services Act (DSA).

The French politician told POLITICO that he and European Commission officials would meet with Google, Twitter and Meta Platforms during his trip to the United States, most likely during the week of June 19. At least some of those companies would participate in the informal checks to see if they are ready for the new rules, which come into force in August, and carry fines of up to 6 percent of a firm’s annual revenue. [Continue reading…]

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