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    The European Parliament and Council Reach Agreement on Digital Services Act

    August 30, 2023

    On August 25, 2023, the European Commission announced that the Digital Services Act (DSA) has entered into force for 29 large online platform and search engines.

    The purpose of the DSA is to promote safe environment for users using online services by establishing regulation for content moderation and setting a new standard for accountability of online platforms regarding illegal and harmful content.

    Currently the DSA provisions apply only on the large platforms with at least 19 million users, and they will be subject to restrictions concerning advertising for example:

    • banning targeted advertising of minors based on profiling; and
    • banning targeted advertising using special categories of personal data, such as sexual orientation or religion.


    In the near future we believe the DSA shall be applied to smaller online platforms and services and will be relevant to all online players.

    It is a good time to start preparing.

    To learn more about the DSA, please keep reading HERE.

    This document is intended to provide only a general background regarding this matter. This document should not be regarded as setting out binding legal advice but rather as a practical overview that is based on our understanding. APM & Co. is not licensed to practice law outside of Israel.


    APM Technology and Regulation Team.