Digital Services Act

The proposed European Digital Services Act (“DSA”) includes rules for online intermediary services used by Europeans. Intermediary services includes network infrastructure providers, hosting providers, online platforms, and online marketplaces. All online intermediaries above a certain size who offer services to recipients within the EU must comply with the rules, regardless of where they are established themselves.

The text of the DSA is not yet final. This site contains the text of the proposal dated 15 December 2020 and will be updated once revised text is issued. For example, amendments adopted by the European Parliament are published in document P9_TA(2022)0014 .

The DSA will apply 15 months after entry into force or from 1 January 2024, whichever comes later, although some very large online services will be subject to the rules from an earlier date.

For more information, see The Digital Services Act: ensuring a safe and accountable online environment .