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.
- Contributing to the proper functioning of the internal market for intermediary services.
- 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 for online platforms:
- obligation to "clean up"
- obligation to start sharing how algorithms and processes work, and
- obligation to put processes in place to remove illegal goods and content quickly and to 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 full implementation is to be completed by 17 February 2024