Final DMA text features significant changes

19/04/2022 | EURACTIV

Several last-minute changes have been made to the final text of the EU Digital Markets Act. The changes clarify the meaning of the legal obligations in the preamble and will therefore make challenges more difficult. It covers areas like device default settings, sideloading and third-party apps. It also clarifies business users have fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory (FRAND) access to app stores, along with an entirely new provision designed to prevent platforms such as Google and Facebook from tracking users who have not given consent when visiting other websites affiliated with their ad networks. 

The EU reached an agreement on the Digital Markets Act in March following more than two months of trilogue negotiations. Read the initial reactions and commentary.

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