Deloitte Internet Regulation Updater
The EU Digital Services Act (DSA) has been officially published today (27 October 2022) in the Official Journal of the European Union. The clock is now ticking for compliance. The Act will enter into force 20 days from today on 16 November 2022. Importantly, obligations on very large online platforms (VLOPs) and very large online search engines (VLSEs) apply just four months from designation. Designation can be achieved in several ways but could occur quickly, with designated VLOPs and VLSEs potentially having to comply in the first half of 2023. Given the complexity of systemic risk assessments and reporting requirements the next few months will be critical preparation time.
The DSA, along with the Digital Markets Act, forms part of the EU’s flagship regulations focused on regulating the internet. It puts responsibility on internet companies to make the internet safer and more trustworthy and focuses on companies that host and disseminate service users’ content. Obligations on in-scope internet companies are tiered and cumulative, with the more onerous rules applicable to online platform companies and additional heavy-lift obligations on the VLOPs and VLSEs, including the need for ongoing systemic risk assessment and independent audits of compliance.
To hear more join our webinar 14 November 2022 at 16:00 GMT.
If you would like to speak to the Deloitte team supporting clients with DSA compliance please contact:
Joey Conway, Internet Regulation Partner, Legal
Nick Seeber, Internet Regulation Lead Partner
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