The DMA is one year: EUTA publishes comments on gatekeepers’ compliance measures

The Digital Markets Act (DMA) has been created to eradicate anti-competitive practices of digital gatekeepers and reinstate a fair playing field within digital markets. 

One year after the DMA became applicable, the EUTA’s conclusion is that progress has been made but special attention needs to be placed on enforcement.  

In our paper, we express concerns regarding certain proposals from gatekeepers, which do not look compliant with the DMA. 

Our comments focuses on compliance issues, in particular:

  • Apple and Google in relation to app stores and app distribution;
  • Google in relation to self-preferencing;
  • Meta in relation to the use of business user data;
  • Google and Meta in relation to ad transparency obligations;
  • Google in relation to access to end user data.

EUTA invites the Commission to conclude the opened investigation and open further formal non-compliance proceedings.

Every day that passes with anticompetitive and illegal practices is a loss for European businesses and consumers.