Steps for Digital Services Act Compliance

Digital Services Act

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12 April, 2024

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The Digital Services Act (DSA) regulates online intermediaries and platforms. It establishes a regulatory framework to ensure digital service providers comply with the rules and take appropriate measures to safeguard users' data and privacy.

Articles 30 and 31 of the Digital Services Act (DSA) require Apple to verify and display trader contact information for all traders distributing apps on the App Store in the European Union (EU). This includes an address, phone number, and email address that you provide to Apple for the purpose of posting on your App Store product page in accordance with the DSA.

For you to complete the process you need to follow the below steps.

  1. Login into you app store connect account - https://appstoreconnect.apple.com/ and click on "Business".

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  1. Click on "Complete Compliance Requirements for [User Name]

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  1. On the next page click on "Complete Compliance Requirements"

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  1. After that select the appropriate response for "Digital Services Act Compliance", if your account falls under "Trader" or "Non-trader" account. Regarding that selection you'll need to provide the complete address if your account is as trader type.

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FAQs

What is the Digital Services Act (DSA)?

  • The Digital Services Act (DSA) is legislation that regulates online intermediaries and platforms. It aims to establish a regulatory framework to ensure digital service providers comply with rules and take appropriate measures to safeguard users' data and privacy.

What are Articles 30 and 31 of the Digital Services Act (DSA)?

  • Articles 30 and 31 of the DSA require Apple to verify and display trader contact information for all traders distributing apps on the App Store in the European Union (EU). This includes providing an address, phone number, and email address to be posted on the App Store product page in accordance with the DSA.

How do I complete Digital Services Act compliance requirements on Apple App Store Connect?

  • Log in to your App Store Connect account at https://appstoreconnect.apple.com/.
  • Click on "Business."
  • Select "Complete Compliance Requirements for [Your User Name]."
  • Click on "Complete Compliance Requirements."
  • Choose the appropriate response for "Digital Services Act Compliance" based on whether your account falls under "Trader" or "Non-trader" account.
  • If your account is classified as a trader type, provide the complete address as required.

What if I have a non-trader account?

  • If your account is categorized as a non-trader, you will still need to select the appropriate response for "Digital Services Act Compliance" on App Store Connect. However, you may not be required to provide a complete address.

Can I review the process visually?

  • Yes, you can refer to the screenshots provided in the instructions above for a visual guide on completing the Digital Services Act compliance requirements on Apple App Store Connect.

Is there any further assistance available if I encounter difficulties during the process?

  • If you encounter any difficulties or have questions regarding the Digital Services Act compliance requirements on Apple App Store Connect, you can reach out to Apple's support team for assistance. They should be able to provide guidance and support to help you complete the process smoothly.

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