Additional obligations for Very Large Online Platforms kick in for Pornhub, Stripchat and XVideos under the DSA

Daily News 19 / 04 / 2024

News Europa - pubblicata il 23 Aprile 2024

Source: European Commission Spokesperson's Service  



As of next week,adult entertainment platforms PornhubStripchat and Xvideos will have to comply with the most stringent obligations under the Digital Services Act (DSA). These specific obligations include submitting risk assessment reports to the Commission, putting in place mitigation measures to address systemic risks linked to the provision of their services, complying with additional transparency obligations, including related to ads, and providing access to data for researchers.

These obligations apply to designated Very Large Online Platforms (i.e. online platforms with more than 45 million users in the EU) 4 months after the legal notification of their designation. For the three platforms at stake, these additional provisions will kick in on 21 April for Pornhub and Stripchat, and on 23 April for XVideos.

The DSA makes designated Very Large Online Platforms accountable for ensuring safer, more transparent online spaces. They must identify and address in an effective manner systemic risks, particularly when it comes to mitigating risks to the well-being of minors, amplification of illegal content, recommender systems, etc.

The Commission is carefully monitoring the compliance with DSA obligations by these platforms, especially concerning the measures to protect minors from harmful content and to address the dissemination of illegal content. If the Commission has suspicions of infringements of the DSA obligations, it will follow up with the appropriate steps, making use of the full DSA toolbox.

The Digital Services Act started applying to all online platforms (irrespective of their size) on 17 February 2024, who must since then comply with the general obligations, such as putting in place a user-friendly notice and action system, bans on targeted ads for children, and enhanced transparency reporting.

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