EUTA provides input on the DSA transparency report template

Today, the European Tech Alliance (EUTA) provides feedback to the European Commission on the transparency reporting obligations under the Digital Services Act (DSA). 

EUTA believes in meaningful transparency which fosters user trust and enhances users’ understanding of content moderation practices, and allows European platforms to stay competitive. 

In its contribution, EUTA invites the European Commission to 

  • Grant time for European companies’ compliance success
  • Avoid excessive data requirements which are not required to meet the DSA’s objectives and would place a disproportionate burden on European platforms
  • Align transparency reporting obligations with the statement of reasons database 
  • Recognise the varied legal definitions of illegal content across EU Member States

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The following can be attributed to EUTA’s Secretary General, Victoria de Posson 

“The template for the transparency report is not yet fully finalised and not all Member States have designated their national Digital Services Coordinators. This will make it particularly difficult for European online platforms to adapt their systems and procedures in time for the 17th of February 2024. Enough time must be granted for European tech companies to adjust and comply”.

“We believe that the transparency report template extends beyond the scope of the DSA in certain aspects, imposing unnecessary costs and burdens on European online platforms, which could put their competitiveness at risk.”

About the European Tech Alliance 

EUTA represents leading European tech companies that provide innovative products and services to 500 million users. Our 28 EUTA member companies from 15 European countries are popular and have earned the trust of consumers. As companies born and bred in Europe, for whom the EU is a crucial market, we have a deep commitment to European citizens and values.

With the right conditions, our companies can strengthen Europe’s resilience and technological autonomy, protect and empower users online, and promote Europe’s values of transparency, rule of law and innovation to the rest of the world.

The EUTA calls for boosting Europe’s tech competitiveness by having an ambitious EU tech strategy to overcome growth obstacles, making a political commitment to clear, targeted and risk-based rules, and enforcing rules consistently to match the globalised market we are in.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Victoria de Posson, EUTA Secretary General
Phone: +32 476 25 08 16