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The EU DSA compliance: an effective solution for video-sharing platforms

The Digital Services Act (DSA) impacts the largest UGC platforms. The new rules hold online platforms legally accountable for the hosted content.

The EU Digital Services Act

The ultimate goal of the DSA is to create a safer and more transparent online environment for EU users. Under the new regulations, online platforms must implement solutions to prevent and remove posts containing illegal content while giving users the tools to report this type of media.

How to comply with the DSA

The regulation revolves around five key parameters, including the protection of children, racial and gender diversity, “dark patterns”, and illegal content.
  • Moderation of illegal content
    Online platforms must implement solutions to detect and remove illegal content on the spot.
  • Children protection
    It's now prohibited to target children with ads based on their online behavior and personal data. Social media platforms are required to rethink their systems (including recommendation systems) to provide a “high level of privacy, security, and safety of minors“. This including making sure underage users are not exposed to adult and criminal materials.
  • Avoid dark patterns, control illegal products and services, and exclude sensetive personal data from ads settings

What platforms must comply
with the Digital Services Act

Online platforms with over 45 million monthly users in the EU are considered «very large» by the EU and fall under the DSA. So far, the EU has highlighted 19 platforms and search engines that will be the subject to the DSA, including the following: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Snapchat, TikTok, Twitter / Х, and YouTube.

The risks of non-compliance

  • Fines

    A platform that does not comply with the DSA can face fines running up to 6% of its global revenue.
  • Ban in the EU

    A platform continually refusing to comply could result in a temporary ban in the EU.

What is an ACR

Automatic Content Recognition (ACR) is an advanced technology that uses algorithms to analyze and identify copyrighted material in digital content. It enables platforms to automatically detect copyrighted video content among user-uploaded content.

ContentCore, WebKyte’s ACR solution, empowers platforms to rapidly spot unauthorized copyrighted video content and prevent legal charges for breaching Article 17.

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