EU Commission preps national authorities on Digital Services Act implementation

The EU executive delivered a presentation, obtained by EURACTIV, to national authorities on the designation of very large online platforms, the governance architecture and an information-sharing system.

The European Commission gave the presentation on Tuesday (24 January) during a webinar with the competent national authorities that will enforce the Digital Services Act (DSA), a recently adopted EU law to regulate the online distribution of content, products and services.

The DSA is horizontal legislation setting out responsibilities for all the actors involved in the digital sphere. Stricter requirements have been included for very large online platforms, those with more than 45 million users in the EU, deemed to pose a systemic risk to society as a whole.

The likes of Facebook and Instagram will have to publish how many users are active on their platforms by 17 February. On that basis, they will be designated as a very large online platform under the DSA. Member states will have one more year to appoint the Digital Services Coordinator.

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