Oireachtas Joint and Select Committees

Wednesday, 28 February 2024

Joint Oireachtas Committee on Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation

Operation and Resourcing of Coimisiún na Meán: Digital Services Commissioner

Photo of David StantonDavid Stanton (Cork East, Fine Gael)
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Reference was made to the EU Commission having designated 22 VLOPs and the large online search engines. Of these, 13 can be found in Ireland. They must have 55 million or more monthly active EU users to qualify. That seems to be a quite high bar in some ways. Are there many others that are below that? Are there some who are disputing that 55 million active EU users to qualify? Is there a grey area whereby some of them that should captured have not been? Does Dr. Evans know what I am getting at?