Impact on compliance


  • On 1 December 2023, the European Commission officially launched a new database based on Open Terms Archive to track the terms and conditions of digital services.
  • In November 2022, the European Commission has finalised a report using Open Terms Archive to conduct 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.

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.