EU Commission designates 19 'Very Large' organisations under DSA

26/04/2023 | European Commission

The European Commission has published a list of 19 technology companies designated as very large online platforms (VLOPs) and very large online search engines (VLOSEs) under the EU Digital Services Act (DSA). Of the 19 organisations, 17 were classified VLOPs, while the remaining 2 organisations were designated VLOSEs. 


  • Alibaba AliExpress
  • Amazon Store
  • Apple AppStore
  • Facebook
  • Google Play
  • Google Maps
  • Google Shopping
  • Instagram
  • LinkedIn
  • Pinterest
  • Snapchat
  • TikTok
  • Twitter
  • Wikipedia
  • YouTube
  • Zalando


  • Bing
  • Google Search

The Commission also published a Q&A document about the DSA along with a separate document explaining what it means to be a VLOP or VLOSE.

The 19 designated organisations must comply with the DSA's obligations by 25 August 2023.

In a related article, The Guardian writes that Elon Musk-owned Twitter is unprepared for the new rules following warnings from the EU. 

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