Progress

Current status
in grace period
04 Oct 2022 adopted
05 Jul 2022 under deliberation
23 Apr 2022 under deliberation
20 Jan 2022 under deliberation
25 Nov 2021 under deliberation
15 Dec 2020 under deliberation

Scope

Implementers
Austria
Belgium
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czechia
Denmark
Estonia
Finland
France
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Ireland
Italy
Latvia
Lithuania
Luxembourg
Malta
Netherlands
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Policy Area
Content moderation
Policy Instrument
Content moderation regulation
Regulated Economic Activity
platform intermediary: user-generated content
Government Branch
legislature
executive
Government Body
parliament
central government
Implementation Level
supranational

Timeline of events

04 Oct 2022
adopted

Council adopts Digital Services Act containing content monitoring and flagging mechanism requirements

On 4 October 2022, the Council of the European Union gave final approval to the regulation on a Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act). The adopted text states that all online platforms that provide hosting services, except for sm…

Source
Event type law
Action type adoption
Government branch legislature
Government body parliament
05 Jul 2022
under deliberation

EU Parliament passes Digital Services Act containing content monitoring and flagging mechanism requirements

On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament passed the regulation on a Single Market For Digital Services (Digital Services Act). The adopted text states that all online platforms that provide hosting services, except for small and micro enterprises, ha…

Source
Event type law
Action type passage
Government branch legislature
Government body parliament
23 Apr 2022
under deliberation

Council and Parliament reach a political agreement on Digital Services Act containing a content monitoring and flagging mechanism requirement

On 23 April 2022, the Council of the EU, the European Parliament and the European Commission reached a provisional agreement on the proposed Digital Services Act (DSA). The proposed DSA's major goal is to protect consumers against illicit content or…

Source
Event type law
Action type passage
Government branch executive
Government body central government
20 Jan 2022
under deliberation

European Parliament adopts common position on draft DSA, including online flagging mechanism requirement

On 20 January 2022, the European Parliament reached an agreement on its position on the proposed Digital Services Act (DSA), which introduces the requirement of a flagging mechanism to counter illegal content online. The proposed DSA's major goal is…

Source
Event type law
Action type passage
Government branch legislature
Government body parliament
25 Nov 2021
under deliberation

Council adopts position on draft DSA introducing requirement of content flagging mechanism

On 25 November 2021, the Council reached an agreement on its position on the proposed Digital Services Act (DSA), which introduces the requirement of a flagging mechanism to counter illegal content online. The proposed DSA's major goal is to protect…

Source
Event type law
Action type passage
Government branch executive
Government body central government
15 Dec 2020
under deliberation

Introduced DSA outlining content moderation requirements

The European Commission submits the EU Digital Services Act proposal to the European Parliament and Council, which introduces the requirement of a flagging mechanism to counter illegal content online.

Source
Event type law
Action type introduction
Government branch executive
Government body central government