Assistant lawyer  Natālija Ķīse compiled the material.     


Data protection

Fashion online retailer, Shein, to comply with more stringent DSA rules

Published: 26 April 2024

Shein, an online fashion store with over 45 million monthly visitors in the EU, has been officially classified as a Very Large Online Platform (VLOP) by the Commission today in accordance with the Digital Services Act (DSA).

Shein will now be subject to the strictest regulations under the DSA, including the requirement to implement particular policies to empower and safeguard users, including minors, online and to appropriately identify and reduce any systemic risks resulting from their services.

Commission opens proceedings against TikTok under the DSA

Published: 22 April 2024

Under the Digital Services Act (DSA), the Commission has initiated a second official process against TikTok in order to investigate any DSA violations that may have occurred during the launch of TikTok Lite in France and Spain. Before introducing any new features that are likely to have a significant influence on their systemic risks, designated Very Large Online Platforms are required by the DSA to submit a risk assessment report that includes steps to counteract any potential systemic risks.

Press release.



Issued: 18 April 2024

The Court of Justice issued its judgment in ‘Citadeles nekustamie īpašumi’ SIA v Valsts ieņēmumu dienests (C-22/23), a request for a preliminary ruling from the District Administrative Court of Latvia concerning the interpretation of Article 3(7)(c) of Directive 2015/849 on the prevention of the use of the financial system for the purposes of money laundering or terrorist financing.

See judgement.

New EU rules to combat money-laundering adopted

Published: 24 April 2024

The European Parliament has passed a number of rules that will improve the EU’s arsenal against the funding of terrorism and money laundering. The new laws guarantee immediate, unfiltered, direct, and free access to beneficial ownership information held in national registries and interconnected at the EU level for those with a legitimate interest, including journalists, media professionals, civil society organisations, competent authorities, and supervisory bodies.

Press release.



Parliament adopts Platform Work Directive

Approved: 24 April 2024

The new rules aim to ensure that platform workers have their employment status classified correctly and to correct bogus self-employment. They also regulate, for the first time ever in the EU, the use of algorithms in the workplace.

Press release.


Internal market

Adopted: 24 April 2024

Comprehensive rules for classifying criminal crimes and punishments associated with breaching Union restrictive measures are established by Directive (EU) 2024/1226. These actions are essential for maintaining peace and security within the Union, supporting the goals of the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), and protecting the integrity of the internal market.