Regulating big tech raises big implementation questions

Author: Konstantina Bania
Published: 19.07.2022
A milestone was reached yesterday for the regulation of digital platforms: the Council of the European Union gave its final approval to the Digital Markets Act (“DMA”), following the European Parliament’s adoption of the legislative text in plenary on 5 July. The DMA, which will ensure the fairness and contestability of digital markets by setting out a list of “dos and don’ts” for designated gatekeepers, will change the regulatory landscape in the European Union (“EU”). The Regulation, proposed by the European Commission (“Commission”) in December 2020, was adopted in record time, following hundreds of amendments and intense negotiations between the co-legislators. It will now be published…