DSA: European Commission designated 19 Very Large Online Platforms and Search Engines

Yesterday, 25th April 2023, the European Commission has designated 17 Very Large Online Platforms (“VLOPs”) and 2 Very Large Online Search Engines (“VLOSEs”), adopting the first designation decision, according to article 33 of the Regulation (EU) 2022/2065 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 19 October 2022 on a Single Market For Digital Services and amending Directive 2000/31/EC (hereinafter, “Digital Services Act” or “DSA”).

Specifically, the designated platforms resulted to have a number of average monthly active recipients of the service in the Union equal to or higher than 45 million.

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