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Implemented Digital Services Act including transparency reporting requirements

On 17 February 2024, the Regulation of a Single Market for Digital Services (DSA) is implemented. Under the DSA, the platforms will be required to publish specific information, such as who is paying for the advertisements displayed and who is subject to targeting. Secondly, online platforms will be required to provide transparency reports at least every six months, including the number of accounts suspended, content deleted, and the time dedicated to content moderation. Thirdly, users would be able to see trader information on online platforms and very large platforms. Furthermore, the online platforms must also check the credentials of any third-party vendors. Concerning very large online platforms, they will have to follow additional transparency requirements, including maintaining validated advertising databases, which will contain historical data on the content and targeted advertising, as well as the overall number of receivers reached.

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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

The European Commission submits the EU Digital Services Act proposal to the European Parliament and…

2021-11-25
under deliberation

On 25 November 2021, the European Council agreed on their position on the Digital Services Act, inc…

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. U…