Has the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) levelled the playing field in Europe’s mobile ecosystem? The DMA imposes new constraints on Big Tech’s ‘gatekeepers’, opening competition and encouraging innovation. Access Partnership’s Head of Europe, Simona Lipstaite, and Policy Manager Lydia Dettling wrote an article for Mobile Ecosystem Forum on how to ensure the DMA’s success.
Head of Europe at tech advisory firm Access Partnership Simona Lipstaite spoke at the recent MEF Global Forum in Barcelona, discussing the impact of Digital Markets Act on the EU. Here, she and Policy Manager for Europe Lydia Dettling, outline in more detail the implications of the act, and what businesses need to know. The sessions from Barcelona are available to watch on demand.
“Under the DMA, companies controlling significant sales channels or ‘core platform services’, such as messaging services, app stores, operating systems, and cloud services, are subject to obligations to ensure that consumer choice remains free and open, and that businesses users and competitors are not subject to unfair conditions. These apply to core platform services with more than 45 million monthly active end users and 10,000 yearly active business users in the EU. The benefits of this will only be realised if two conditions are met…Read more on Mobile Ecosystem Forum