The DSA has a broad scope and regulates many aspects of digital services.
The Digital Services Act (DSA) is a key part of the EU’s digital regulation strategy, which seeks to modernise legal frameworks and create a safer and more open digital environment.
The DSA entered into force on 16 November 2022. A number of provisions took effect on this date (including the obligation on online platforms to publish transparency reports), though the majority of the operative provisions will not take effect until 17 February 2024.
The DSA has a broad scope and regulates many aspects of digital services, including liability for online content and services, targeted advertising, know your business customer requirements, transparency for users, and managing systemic platform risks.
In this article, Latham lawyers explain how the various requirements of the DSA apply to the range of online services in scope and provide practical guidance on the implications of the DSA for providers of those online services.