ASOP EU and Health Stakeholders Call on European Parliament, European Council to Expand Digital Services Act to Include Internet Intermediaries
Brussels, BE – July 18, 2021 – The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy in the EU (ASOP EU), along with six health-centered organisations, co-signed a letter to members of the European Parliament and the European Council requesting the expansion of the proposed Digital Services Act (DSA) to include online intermediaries. The current DSA proposal focuses on online marketplaces, a limitation in scope that will allow criminals to continue to create accounts and websites to openly conduct illegal business and threaten the well-being and livelihood of consumers using the internet for commerce. In its current form, the DSA will not meet objectives set by the European Commission “to create a safer and more open digital space” and will continue to expose European citizens to falsified and substandard medicines.
The co-signatories of the letters are:
- The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacy in the EU (ASOP EU)
- Commonwealth Pharmacists Association
- The European Alliance for Access to Safe Medicines (EAASM)
- The European Parkinson’s Association (EPDA)
- The Irish Patient’s Association (IPA)
- Ketotic Hypoglycemia International
- Self-Care in Europe (SCiE)
Read the two letters below:
ABOUT ASOP GLOBAL
The Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP Global), a 501(c)(4) nonprofit organization headquartered in Washington, D.C. with activities in U.S., Canada, Europe, Latin America, and Asia, is dedicated to protecting consumers around the world, ensuring safe access to medications, and combating illegal online drug sellers.