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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

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

  1. For the purposes of carrying out the tasks assigned to it under this Section, the Commission may take the necessary actions to monitor the effective implementation and compliance with this Regulation by providers of the very large online platform and of the very large online search engines. The Commission may order them to provide access to, and explanations relating to, its databases and algorithms. Such actions may include, imposing an obligation on the provider of the very large online platform or of the very large online search engine to retain all documents deemed to be necessary to assess the implementation of and compliance with the obligations under this Regulation.
  2. The actions pursuant to paragraph 1 may include the appointment of independent external experts and auditors, as well as experts and auditors from competent national authorities with the agreement of the authority concerned, to assist the Commission in monitoring the effective implementation and compliance with the relevant provisions of this Regulation and to provide specific expertise or knowledge to the Commission.
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  • 72

Recital 72

In order to contribute to a safe, trustworthy and transparent online environment for consumers, as well as for other interested parties such as competing traders and holders of intellectual property rights, and to deter traders from selling products or services in violation of the applicable rules, online platforms allowing consumers to conclude distance contracts with traders should ensure that such traders are traceable. The trader should therefore be required to provide certain essential information to the providers of online platforms allowing consumers to conclude distance contracts with traders, including for purposes of promoting messages on or offering products. That requirement should also be applicable to traders that promote messages on products or services on behalf of brands, based on underlying agreements. Those providers of online platforms should store all information in a secure manner for the duration of their contractual relationship with the trader and 6 months thereafter, to allow any claims to be filed against the trader or orders related to the trader to be complied with.

This obligation is necessary and proportionate, so that the information can be accessed, in accordance with the applicable law, including on the protection of personal data, by public authorities and private parties with a legitimate interest, including through the orders to provide information referred to in this Regulation. This obligation leaves unaffected potential obligations to preserve certain content for longer periods of time, on the basis of other Union law or national laws, in compliance with Union law. Without prejudice to the definition provided for in this Regulation, any trader, irrespective of whether it is a natural or legal person, identified on the basis of Article 6a(1), point (b), of Directive 2011/83/EU and Article 7(4), point (f), of Directive 2005/29/EC should be traceable when offering a product or service through an online platform. Directive 2000/31/EC obliges all information society services providers to render easily, directly and permanently accessible to the recipients of the service and competent authorities certain information allowing the identification of all providers. The traceability requirements for providers of online platforms allowing consumers to conclude distance contracts with traders set out in this Regulation do not affect the application of Council Directive (EU) 2021/514 (1), which pursues other legitimate public interest objectives.

(1) Council Directive (EU) 2021/514 of 22 March 2021 amending Directive 2011/16/EU on administrative cooperation in the field of taxation (OJ L 104, 25.3.2021, p. 1).

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