EU to decide if 3 additional tech companies meet DMA gatekeeper criteria

01/03/2024 | European Commission

Booking, ByteDance (the parent company of TikTok), and X have notified the European Commission that their services may meet the thresholds to be designated gatekeepers under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). Six companies have already been designated gatekeepers, including Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, ByteDance, Meta, and Microsoft, with a total of 22 services. TikTok had previously attempted to appeal its gatekeeper status but recently announced that it had worked with the Commission to comply with the DMA. The Commission now has 45 working days to decide whether the three companies should become designated gatekeepers, which will apply from 7 March.

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Digital Markets Act, online services, platforms, DMA

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