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February 21 Tuesday

Toward a New European Free Speech? Joris van Hoboken, Associate Professor of Law, Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam and Professor of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB)

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 12:00PM - 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 128
  • Open To The YLS Community Only
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The digital transformation has significantly altered the environment for speech and made it subject to new logics of financialization, optimization and probabilistic governance. The companies that have become leading in this space have not yet convinced in prioritizing democratic values over profit and power. The Europe’s Digital Services Act offers a new institutional setting for speech governance in this changed setting, creating new procedures,  independent regulatory oversight at the national and EU level, and potential empowerment of other actors in view of realizing online platform accountability. In this presentation, I will discuss some of the main ways in which the DSA intersects with the project of effectuating the right to freedom of expression and formulate an agenda for moving this project forward in the coming years.

Joris van Hoboken is an Associate Professor at the Institute for Information Law (IViR), University of Amsterdam and a Professor of Law at the Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB). Joris works on the intersection of fundamental rights protection and the governance of platforms and internet-based services. Previously, Joris worked at the Information Law Institute (ILI) at New York University Law School, the NYU Stern Center for Business & Human Rights and CornellTech. He obtained his PhD from the University of Amsterdam on the topic of search engines and freedom of expression (2012) and has graduate degrees in Law and Theoretical Mathematics. Joris was a member of the EU Observatory on the Online Platform Economy, and a member of the Transatlantic High-Level Working Group on Content Moderation Online and Freedom of Expression. He is leading work on the law and governance of quantum technologies for Quantum Delta NL, and is the founder of the DSA Observatory project, which focuses on the implementation and enforcement of the DSA and questions of access to justice and content moderation.

 

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