DSA Summary Brief

Last Updated: 1/2/2024

Overview of the Digital Services Act (DSA):

The DSA is an EU regulatory framework for safer online services.

Gaming Entities Impacted:

Online platforms or games with social elements used by EU-based users.

Effective Date:

The DSA started on November 16, 2022. Key provisions apply from February 17, 2024.


  • Adherence to content standards.
  • Transparency in approach.
  • Stricter advertisement and user engagement rules.

Penalty for Non-compliance:

Fines up to 6% of global revenue.

Investment for Compliance:

  • Infrastructure Development.
  • Comprehensive moderation systems.
  • Staff training.
  • Enhanced user trust and reputation.

Specific Requirements:

  1. Prompt content moderation.
  2. User reporting mechanisms
  3. Regular transparency reports

GGWP’s Role:

  • Detecting inappropriate user behavior across multiple channels including text chat, reports, Discord, in-game behavior, and more in the future
  • Providing incident and player management tools.
  • Supporting player reports management and appeals.
  • Generating transparency reports detailing performance by channel, sanction, and incident type across time.