Digital Services Act (DSA)
About Digital Services Act (DSA)
Full name: Regulation (EU) 2022/2065 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 October 2022 on a Single Market for Digital Services and amending Directive 2000/31/EC (Digital Services Act).
Objective and key elements:
- Uniform rules for a safe, predictable and trusted online environment, where fundamental rights enshrined in the Charter are effectively protected.
- Contribute to the proper functioning of the internal market for intermediary services.
- The obligations include (i.a):
- Ban on nudging and dark patterns.
- Know your customer.
- Transparency in targeted advertising.
- Transparency in ranking parameters.
- Ban on targeting minors and using special categories of data.
- Requirements on online platforms:
- obligations to "clean up",
- must start sharing how algorithms and processes work, and
- to put processes in place to remove illegal goods and content quickly, and crack down on users who spread misinformation.
Relevant to: Providers and users of online intermediary services (network infrastructure services, online marketplaces, hosting services cloud providers, social media platforms, search engines).
Status: In force. However, certain obligations enter into force in sequences and time lime for full implementation to be completed by 17 February 2024.