Impact on compliance


  • In March 2023, the P2B compliance trial did demonstrate the value of Open Terms Archive enough that the European Commission is now adopting it as a fundamental tool for its new in-house DSA enforcement team within its Joint Research Center.
  • In November 2022, the European Commission used Open Terms Archive for a large-scale assessment of compliance with the P2B regulation.
  • In January 2022, Open Terms Archive was cited as example in support of the TLDR Act (for Terms-of-service Labeling, Design, and Readability), a US bill co-sponsored by Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-MA-03), Senator Bill Cassidy (R-LA), and Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-NM) to enforce the publication of summaries of terms of use in machine-readable formats.
  • Since September 2020, the French Center of expertise for digital platform regulation (PEReN) uses Open Terms Archive as part of its toolset.

Related collections

P2B Compliance

Online intermediation services for businesses subject to the European platforms-to-businesses (“P2B” / 2019/1150) regulation
European Union
European Union
Open EvidenceEuropean Commission

Open Terms Archive publicly records the terms of services of online services in different languages and countries several times a day, increasing their readability and highlighting their changes. It is designed as a tool to steer platform governance towards increased accountability, improved legislation and stronger regulatory compliance. Read more on our impact model.