European laws could ‘supersede’ parts of Ireland’s new online safety bill

Draft report from Oireachtas Media Committee recommends ‘full review’ into areas of crossover between separate Irish and European legislation

26th October, 2021
European laws could ‘supersede’ parts of Ireland’s new online safety bill
The Online Safety and Media Regulation Bill will create new oversight mechanisms for tech companies like Facebook. Picture: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Elements of Ireland’s new online safety bill could be superseded by European laws within months of their establishment, an Oireachtas committee has said.

The Media Committee has recommended a “full review” into the areas of crossover between the Online Safety and Media Regulation (OSMR) Bill and the European Digital Services Act (DSA) after warnings from social media companies that the two pieces of legislation could clash.

A draft report from the...

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