Counting the days: what to expect from risk assessments and audits under the DSA – and when?

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Website/link: https://dsa-observatory.eu/2023/01/30/counting-the-days-what-to-expect-from-risk-assessments-and-audits-under-the-dsa-and-when/

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Published date: January 30, 2023

Author: Paddy Leerssen

Region: Europe,Global

Subject tag: Advertising | Algorithmic systems | Child safety | Data Access | Disinformation and misinformation | Government transparency | Privacy and data protection | Terrorism and violent extremism

The DSA’s most demanding rules are directed at the largest platforms: Very Large Online Platforms (VLOPs) and Very Large Online Search Engines (VLOSEs). This blog post offers a quick overview on two of the most important obligations for these large services, with more than 45 million monthly average active users: risk management, and independent auditing. In particular, it discusses what kind of information the public can expect to receive about these processes, and the timeline for its release.

What can we expect from risk assessments and audits?