What is the DSA?
On November 16th 2022, the Digital Services Act (DSA; Regulation 2022/2065) entered into force. The DSA is a landmark law setting out a set of common rules for digital services across the EU. With the new law in force, companies of all shapes and sizes will be obliged to put in place by 2024 processes and procedures around content moderation to address illegal content and protect user rights.
Who is affected?
The DSA will apply to all intermediary services operating in the European Union, in other words every company hosting or facilitating the transmission of user generated content (UGC) in the EU. This includes, for example, internet service providers, content distribution networks, DNS services, VOIP services, web-based messaging, but also hosting services such as web hosting or cloud storage, as well as online platforms such as social networks, online marketplaces, app stores, online travel and accommodation websites, online gaming and content sharing websites, etc.
The DSA has a global impact as it applies to all companies offering their services in the EU. As such, companies do not need to have any physical preshas-medium-font-sizeence in the Union – if they have any EU users or they market their services in Europe, they need to comply.
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