DSA: Special focus on the tasks and powers of Digital Service Coordinators 10 August 22

On 5 July 2022, the European Parliament approved the political agreement reached by the co-legislators on the Digital Services Act (DSA). The Council is expected to formally approve the text in September.

The DSA will apply 15 months after it enters into force (i.e. 20 days after it is published in the official journal) or on 1 January 2024, whichever is later.

This report provides a detailed overview of the tasks and powers of Digital Service Coordinators (DSCs) that must be designated by member states 15 months after the Digital Services Act (DSA) enters into force. Next to enforcement and investigatory tasks, their main other missions are on:

  • mutual assistance and cooperation;
  • assessing users' complaints and reporting;
  • certifying alternative dispute resolution (ADR) bodies;
  • awarding status of trusted flaggers and of vetted researchers;
  • requesting data from very large online platforms (VLOPs) and search engines (VLOSEs).

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