Amazon is challenging the EU’s ‘Large Online Platform’ Law


On Tuesday, the company filed a complaint in Luxembourg’s General Court to challenge the European Commission’s (EC) decision to define it as a “very large online platform” under the Digital Services Act (DSA).

“The DSA was designed to address systemic risks posed by very large companies with advertising as their primary revenue and that distribute speech and information,” Amazon explained in a statement.

“We support the EC’s goal and are committed to protecting consumers from illegitimate goods and content,” the statement continues. “However, Amazon does not meet the criteria for a “Very Large Online Platform” (VLOP) under the DSA and should not be designated as such.”

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