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Implemented Digital Services Act containing a dark pattern prohibition

On 17 February 2024, the Regulation of a Single Market for Digital Services (DSA) is implemented. The DSA aims to protect consumers against illicit content or services and protect their basic rights online. The DSA includes a prohibition on several types of targeted advertising, including "dark patterns" practices. In particular, online intermediary services are prohibited from nudging users and distorting their choices or decision-making autonomy via the structure, design or functionalities of an online interface.

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Scope

Policy Area
Other operating condition
Policy Instrument
Consumer protection regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
cross-cutting
Implementation Level
supranational
Government Branch
legislature
Government Body
parliament

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2020-12-15
under deliberation

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission submits the EU Digital Services Act proposal to the Eu…

2022-01-20
under deliberation

On 20 January 2022, the European Parliament agreed on their position on the Digital Services Act, p…

2022-04-23
under deliberation

The Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission reached a provisional ag…

2022-07-05
under deliberation

On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament passed the regulation on a Single Market For Digital Servic…

2022-10-04
adopted

On 4 October 2022, the Council of the European Union gave final approval to the regulation on a Sin…

2022-11-16
in grace period

On 16 November 2022, the Regulation on a Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act) …

2024-02-17
in force

On 17 February 2024, the Regulation of a Single Market for Digital Services (DSA) is implemented. T…