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Chapter IV – Implementation, cooperation, penalties and enforcement (Art. 49-88)

Art. 49 DSA - Competent authorities and Digital Services Coordinators arrow_right_alt

Art. 50 DSA - Requirements for Digital Services Coordinators arrow_right_alt

Art. 51 DSA - Powers of Digital Services Coordinators arrow_right_alt

Art. 52 DSA - Penalties arrow_right_alt

Art. 53 DSA - Right to lodge a complaint arrow_right_alt

Art. 54 DSA - Compensation arrow_right_alt

Art. 55 DSA - Activity reports arrow_right_alt

Art. 56 DSA - Competences arrow_right_alt

Art. 57 DSA - Mutual assistance arrow_right_alt

Art. 58 DSA - Cross-border cooperation among Digital Services Coordinators arrow_right_alt

Art. 59 DSA - Referral to the Commission arrow_right_alt

Art. 60 DSA - Joint investigations arrow_right_alt

Art. 61 DSA - European Board for Digital Services arrow_right_alt

Art. 62 DSA - Structure of the Board arrow_right_alt

  1. The Board shall be composed of Digital Services Coordinators who shall be represented by high-level officials. The failure by one or more Member States to designate a Digital Services Coordinator shall not prevent the Board from performing its tasks under this Regulation. Where provided for by national law, other competent authorities entrusted with specific operational responsibilities for the application and enforcement of this Regulation alongside the Digital Services Coordinator may participate in the Board. Other national authorities may be invited to the meetings, where the issues discussed are of relevance for them.
  2. The Board shall be chaired by the Commission. The Commission shall convene the meetings and prepare the agenda in accordance with the tasks of the Board pursuant to this Regulation and in line with its rules of procedure. When the Board is requested to adopt a recommendation pursuant to this Regulation, it shall immediately make the request available to other Digital Services Coordinators through the information sharing system set out in Article 85.
  3. Each Member State shall have one vote. The Commission shall not have voting rights.

The Board shall adopt its acts by simple majority. When adopting a recommendation to the Commission referred to in Article 36(1), first subparagraph, the Board shall vote within 48 hours after the request of the Chair of the Board.

  1. The Commission shall provide administrative and analytical support for the activities of the Board pursuant to this Regulation.
  2. The Board may invite experts and observers to attend its meetings, and may cooperate with other Union bodies, offices, agencies and advisory groups, as well as external experts as appropriate. The Board shall make the results of this cooperation publicly available.
  3. The Board may consult interested parties, and shall make the results of such consultation publicly available.
  4. The Board shall adopt its rules of procedure, following the consent of the Commission.
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Recital 131

In order to ensure a consistent application of this Regulation, it is necessary to set up an independent advisory group at Union level, a European Board for Digital Services, which should support the Commission and help coordinate the actions of Digital Services Coordinators. The Board should consist of the Digital Services Coordinators, where these have been appointed, without prejudice to the possibility for Digital Services Coordinators to invite in its meetings or appoint ad hoc delegates from other competent authorities entrusted with specific tasks under this Regulation, where that is required pursuant to their national allocation of tasks and competences. In case of multiple participants from one Member State, the voting right should remain limited to one representative per Member State.

Recital 134

The Board should bring together the representatives of the Digital Services Coordinators and possible other competent authorities under the chairmanship of the Commission, with a view to ensuring an assessment of matters submitted to it in a fully European dimension. In view of possible cross-cutting elements that may be of relevance for other regulatory frameworks at Union level, the Board should be allowed to cooperate with other Union bodies, offices, agencies and advisory groups with responsibilities in fields such as equality, including gender equality, and non-discrimination, data protection, electronic communications, audiovisual services, detection and investigation of frauds against the Union budget as regards custom duties, consumer protection, or competition law, as necessary for the performance of its tasks.

Recital 135

The Commission, through the Chair, should participate in the Board without voting rights. Through the Chair, the Commission should ensure that the agenda of the meetings is set in accordance with the requests of the members of the Board as laid down in the rules of procedure and in compliance with the duties of the Board laid down in this Regulation.

Recital 136

In view of the need to ensure support for the Board’s activities, the Board should be able to rely on the expertise and human resources of the Commission and of the competent national authorities. The specific operational arrangements for the internal functioning of the Board should be further specified in the rules of procedure of the Board.

Art. 63 DSA - Tasks of the Board arrow_right_alt

Art. 64 DSA - Development of expertise and capabilities arrow_right_alt

Art. 65 DSA - Enforcement of obligations of providers of very large online platforms and of very large online search engines arrow_right_alt

Art. 66 DSA - Initiation of proceedings by the Commission and cooperation in investigation arrow_right_alt

Art. 67 DSA - Requests for information arrow_right_alt

Art. 68 DSA - Power to take interviews and statements arrow_right_alt

Art. 69 DSA - Power to conduct inspections arrow_right_alt

Art. 70 DSA - Interim measures arrow_right_alt

Art. 71 DSA - Commitments arrow_right_alt

Art. 72 DSA - Monitoring actions arrow_right_alt

Art. 73 DSA - Non-compliance arrow_right_alt

Art. 74 DSA - Fines arrow_right_alt

Art. 75 DSA - Enhanced supervision of remedies to address infringements of obligations laid down in Section 5 of Chapter III arrow_right_alt

Art. 76 DSA - Periodic penalty payments arrow_right_alt

Art. 77 DSA - Limitation period for the imposition of penalties arrow_right_alt

Art. 78 DSA - Limitation period for the enforcement of penalties arrow_right_alt

Art. 79 DSA - Right to be heard and access to the file arrow_right_alt

Art. 80 DSA - Publication of decisions arrow_right_alt

Art. 81 DSA - Review by the Court of Justice of the European Union arrow_right_alt

Art. 82 DSA - Requests for access restrictions and cooperation with national courts arrow_right_alt

Art. 83 DSA - Implementing acts relating to Commission intervention arrow_right_alt

Art. 84 DSA - Professional secrecy arrow_right_alt

Art. 85 DSA - Information sharing system arrow_right_alt

Art. 86 DSA - Representation arrow_right_alt

Art. 87 DSA - Exercise of the delegation arrow_right_alt

Art. 88 DSA - Committee procedure arrow_right_alt