EU Digital Services Act is enforced

From 25 August 2023 19 world’s biggest online platforms and search engines will face new obligations in the EU, including preventing harmful content from spreading, banning or limiting certain user-targeting practices, and sharing some internal data with regulators.

The above is a result of the entry into force of the Digital Services Act adopted on 19th October 2022 by the Council and the European Parliament. Digital Services Act will give people more control over what they see online: users will have better information over why specific content is recommended to them and will be able to choose an option that does not include profiling. Targeted advertising will be banned for minors and the use of sensitive data, such as sexual orientation, religion or ethnicity, won’t be allowed.

Any firm found in breach of Digital Services Act faces a fine worth up to 6% of its global turnover.

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