Digital markets

Digital Markets Act: EC publishes details of proposed competition rules for ‘gatekeeper’ digital platforms

Dominic Long

On 15 December the European Commission (EC) published its draft Digital Markets Act (DMA), which will introduce broad reforms to the application of EU competition law to ‘gatekeepers’ in the digital sector. The proposals set out in-principle criteria for companies that offer ‘core platform services’, which, if met, raise the rebuttable presumption that the company Read More

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The Digital Services Act package is here

Frits Gerritzen

On 15 December 2020, the European Commission published its Digital Services Act package which proposes two pieces of legislation: the Digital Services Act and the Digital Markets Act. This package will profoundly change the way companies offer and use digital services in the EU. It affects not just large online “gatekeeper” platforms but impacts the Read More

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UK Taskforce recommendations map out a new regulatory regime for digital firms

Emma Keeling

Last week, the UK Digital Markets Taskforce published its recommendations to the UK Government on the possible design and implementation of a new regulatory regime to govern the behaviour of digital firms with market power. The recommendations cover which firms should fall within the scope of the new rules (ie what amounts to “Strategic Market Read More

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