December 2, 2023

Final April, the European Fee printed an inventory of expertise corporations that needed to adapt their exercise to the longer term Digital Companies Regulation —DSA, for its acronym in English—earlier than subsequent September.

Among the many corporations designated by the Fee to adapt to this new regulation, which incorporates content material moderation necessities, transparency laws and safety of minors, there have been some common suspects of the European government: Fb, Twitter, Google, Apple or Bing (Microsoft).

Nevertheless, within the listing some European corporations had been additionally included like Zalando, which a number of days in the past determined to take authorized motion towards the European Union for a similar cause.

The German on-line gross sales portal defended having been unfairly categorized as a “very massive platform” and alluded to the minimal of 45 million month-to-month visits stipulated by the laws to enter that class, since, apparently, guests probably to purchase merchandise from third events on its web site solely quantity to 31 million.

“The DSA is the factor to do, however we’re puzzled that now we have been designated as a really massive on-line platform together with 18 different corporations”, declared Robert Gentz, CEO and co-founder of Zalando on the time. Now it has been Amazon that has used this identical argument to make sure that it has been “unfairly singled out”.

As printed Ars Technicathe e-commerce large has additionally claimed that doesn’t meet the definition of “very massive on-line platform” and has filed an enchantment earlier than the Basic Courtroom of the EU to problem the choice of the European government that Amazon should additionally adjust to the brand new laws.

“We agree with the Fee’s goal and are dedicated to defending prospects from unlawful merchandise and content material, however Amazon doesn’t match this description from ‘Very massive on-line platform’ [VLOP, por sus siglas en ingles] below the DSA and subsequently shouldn’t be designated as such,” an Amazon spokesperson instructed Ars Technica.

The corporate run by Andy Jassy has argued that “not the most important retailer in both nation” of the European territory through which it operates. “If the VLOP designation had been utilized to Amazon and to not different massive retailers within the EU, Amazon can be unfairly singled out and compelled to adjust to costly administrative obligations that don’t profit European shoppers,” he warned. .