EU Parliament Gives Green Light to Digital Markets Act
On December 15, 2021, the European Parliament adopted its position on the proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA), ahead of negotiations with the Council of the European Union.
The DMA introduces new rules for certain core platforms services acting as “gatekeepers,” (including search engines, social networks, online advertising services, cloud computing, video-sharing services, messaging services, operating systems and online intermediation services) in the digital sector and aims to prevent them from imposing unfair conditions on businesses and consumers and to ensure the openness of important digital services.
The approved text will be Parliament’s mandate for negotiations with EU governments, which should start at the beginning of 2022 (under the French presidency of the Council).
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