11 April 2024, 14:30-15:30 CET

The European Commission will soon be holding a consultation on its draft delegated act on the new right of access to data under the Digital Services Act (DSA). This webinar discusses this consultation with Silvia Merisio, the Commission official responsible.

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Silvia Merisio, DG Connect, European Commission

Silvia Merisio is a policy officer in the unit in charge of the enforcement of the Digital Services Act, in DG Connect of the European Commission. She coordinates the work on data access for researchers, including the drafting of the dedicated Delegated Act. Silvia joined the European Commission in 2014 and since then she has been working on various digital issues, focusing on the impact of technologies on EU societies. 


Joe McNamee, EU DisinfoLab

Joe McNamee has been working on topics related to internet regulation for over 20 years. Prior to his current role as Senior Policy Expert at EU DisinfoLab, he worked as policy adviser for a political group in the European Parliament. From 2009 to 2018, he led European Digital Rights, the association of digital civil rights organisations in Europe for nine years, working on major topics such as the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Copyright Directive. Prior to this, Joe worked for a political consultancy specialised in telecommunications and internet policy, where he led three research projects funded by the European Commission. During this time, he also worked on the EU’s E-Commerce (the predecessor to the DSA) and ePrivacy Directives. Joe holds master’s degrees in European Politics and in International Law.

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