EU Institutions Agree on New Rules for Big Tech

Fair markets in digital - the new EU regulation targeting tech giants on what could be considered the anti-competitive behaviour will become fully applicable in 2023.

25 March 2022

The European Council, Parliament and Commission have bridged their differences on the Digital Markets Act, a proposal targeted to a handful of platforms considered to have such a dominant market position to play a gatekeeper role between other companies and internet users. The regulation includes a list of dos and don’ts that should apply ex-ante and reverses the burden of proof on the tech giants.

“Competition lawyers have tried to address gatekeeper issues in the past. But competition cases can take years and in the meantime, the harm to SMEs and innovators is done. We needed an innovative response. And we managed, against all odds and against all the lobbying,” said the EU’s Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton.

Read more: DMA: EU institutions agree on new rules for Big Tech by Luca Bertuzzi