EUTA’s contribution to the evidence call on the DSA and conducting independent audits

The EUTA calls for a balanced and clear framework recognising diverse business models.

The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) has today responded to the European Commission’s call for evidence on conducting independent audits as part of the Digital Services Act (DSA – Regulation (EU) 2022/2065). 

The EUTA emphasises the importance of establishing a balanced and clear framework that ensures consistency, particularly considering the diverse business models within scope. The forthcoming Delegated Act under the Digital Services Act (DSA) provides an opportunity to provide better guidance, standards, and safeguards for audits. Independent audits bring advantages to companies, citizens, and society. It is crucial to ensure fair conduct and attainable obligations.

The EUTA recommends the European Commission to:

  1. Clarify the required data VLOPs/VLOSEs should disclose to auditors
  2. Prevent that audit reports exposing VLOPs’ and VLOSEs’ confidential information
  3. Ensures that the audit opinion reflects the whole compliance effort 
  4. Provide legal certainty by staying consistent with the DSA text 
  5. Set clearer guidance to auditors and industry
  6. Balance the prohibition on interference with redress rights

Read our full contribution to the call for evidence here.


About the EUTA

The European Tech Alliance (EUTA) brings together and gives voice to the most exciting homegrown European tech companies across business models, member states and sectors.

Our objective is to create a better future for Europe through technology and based on shared EU values: we aim to contribute to our local economies and build a sustainable, greener, innovative and inclusive Europe for future generations.

Our track record of success highlights the recent growth and potential of the EU’s digital economy. With the right legal framework and policies that enable innovation and fair competition for all players, Europe can continue to prosper and produce more global European digital champions in the future.

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