subject to EU content rules

The European Union has confirmed the names of over a dozen platforms that will face the strictest level of regulation under its recently rebooted ecommerce rules

Apr 26, 2023

The rules known as the Digital Services Act (DSA) require the companies to do risk management, conduct external and independent auditing, share data with authorities and researchers and adopt a code of conduct by August.

Key takeaways

  • The 19 companies include Alphabet's Google Maps, Google Play, Google Search, Google Shopping and YouTube, Meta's Facebook and Instagram, Amazon's Marketplace and Apple's App Store;
  • The others are Microsoft's two units Linkedin and Bing,, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, Wikipedia, Zalando and Alibaba's AliExpress;
  • The EU consider these 19 online platforms and search engines have become systematically relevant and have special responsibilities to make the internet safer.

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