US tech firms prepare to comply with the EU Digital Services Act

22/08/2023 | Reuters

On Friday, the EU Digital Services Act (DSA) will take effect for very large online platforms (VLOPs), and should result in European citizens receiving a significantly different digital experience compared to other users around the world. 

The implementation of DSA is already influencing how tech companies handle user data in Europe. Meta, the company that owns Facebook and Instagram, has announced that it has introduced additional transparency measures and user options. Meanwhile, Reuters reports that Google has announced it will provide more information on targeted advertisements to researchers as per its obligations under the DSA. 

Elsewhere, Cyberscoop reports that X platform, TikTok, and Meta underwent voluntary "stress tests" in July, overseen by the European Commission to determine if they meet the new standards. However, EU officials reportedly found that both X platform and TikTok did not meet the required standards. Meanwhile,

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