EU designates XNXX as VLOP

Non-compliance can attract fines from the European Commission.

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The EU has designated the adult content platform XNXX as a Very Large Online Platform (VLOP) under its Digital Services Act (DSA), citing its average of 45 million monthly users in the EU. The designation comes with stringent requirements for the platform, including data sharing with authorities and researchers, risk management, and external independent audits.

Under the DSA rules, XNXX has four months to implement measures to protect users, especially minors, and address systemic risks associated with its services. Failure to provide accurate information can result in significant fines imposed by the European Commission.

That follows the EU’s December 2023 designation of three other adult content platforms (Pornhub, Stripchat, and XVideos) as VLOPs, indicating a broader regulatory push to ensure safer online environments across such platforms.