Article: The Cost of Global Reach – The DSA’s implications for big online platforms

The Digital Services Act (DSA), which will become applicable by February 2024, has received, and deserves a lot of attention. The digital landscape is about to change substantially. Reading the 100-page copy, I noticed my mind creating an inventory, or maybe more aptly: a running account.

This running account could present quite the remarkable bill for very large online platforms like Facebook, TikTok, or YouTube. In fact, by my count this amounts for up to 260 million Euros on average. Too much? Too little?

You can find my assumptions and the rationale behind this estimate here:

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