Published by: Kavya Mishra
Last updated: April 25, 2023, 7:32 PM IST
Alibaba’s AliExpress, Amazon’s Marketplace, Apple’s App Store and 16 other tech companies will be subject to new EU rules for online content from August, EU industry chief Thierry Breton said on Tuesday.
The other 16 companies are booking.com, Facebook, Alphabet’s Google Maps, Google Play, Google Search, Google Shopping, Instagram, Linkedin, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter, Wikipedia, YouTube, Microsoft’s Bing and Zalando.
Under the groundbreaking rules known as the Digital Services Act (DSA), the companies, all with more than 45 million monthly active users, are required to do risk management, conduct external and independent audits, share data with authorities and researchers and to adopt a code of conduct.
“We believe that these 19 online platforms and search engines have become systematically relevant and have special responsibilities to make the Internet a safer place,” Breton told reporters.
He said he was checking whether another four to five companies are covered by the DSA, with a decision expected in the coming weeks.
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