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Competition Policy

Legislation (Information Communication Technologies ICT)

Digital Markets Act

On 15 December 2020, the Commission adopted a proposal for a Digital Markets Act (“Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on contestable and fair markets in the digital sector”). The proposal – adopted at the same time as the proposal for a Digital Services Act – seeks to address the negative consequences arising from platforms acting as digital “gatekeepers” to the internal market. These are platforms that have the power to act as private rule-makers and that can function as bottlenecks between businesses and consumers. [ for more information ]