Digital services act

Briefing 17-11-2022

EU lawmakers have agreed on the digital services act (DSA), which aims to ensure fairness, trust and safety in the digital environment. The regulation entered into force in November 2022. The DSA puts in place a framework of layered responsibilities targeted at different types of online intermediary services, including network infrastructure services (e.g. cloud and webhosting), online platform services (e.g. app stores and social media platforms), and services provided by very large online platforms and very large online search engines that pose particular risks in the dissemination of illegal content and societal harms. All providers offering such online intermediary services in the EU will have to comply with a range of obligations to ensure transparency, accountability and responsibility for their actions according to their role, size and impact in the online ecosystem. Third edition. The 'EU Legislation in Progress' briefings are updated at key stages throughout the legislative procedure.