Joint Statement of the Digital Services Act Human Rights Alliance

The European Union Should Set a High Bar To Protect Fundamental Rights

Today Mnemonic joins fellow organisations in the Digital Services Act Human Rights Alliance in this statement to the European Parliament calling to pass a Digital Services Act (DSA) that protects fundamental rights, and lays the foundations for global human rights-centric lawmaking.

Amongst other recommendations, the Digital Services Act Human Rights Alliance is calling for the EU to:

  • Avoid disproportionate demands on smaller providers that would put people’s access to information in serious jeopardy;
  • Not impose legally mandated automated content moderation tools on online platforms, as this will lead to over-removals of legitimate speech; and
  • Consider mandatory human rights impact assessment as the primary mechanism for assessing and mitigating systemic risks stemming from platforms’ operations.

For more information please view the full statement:


Mnemonic is an NGO dedicated to archiving, investigating and memorialising digital information documenting human rights violations and international crimes. Mnemonic also provides trainings, conducts research, engages in content moderation advocacy, and develops tools to support advocacy, justice and accountability.