Apple, Meta, and TikTok launch DMA legal challenges

20/11/2023 | The Register

Apple, Meta, and TikTok have all filed legal challenges against the European Commission's decisions under the Digital Markets Act (DMA) with the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The DMA targets 22 "gatekeeper" services run by six tech companies: Microsoft, Apple, Alphabet's Google, Amazon, Meta and ByteDance's TikTok. 

TikTok formally objected to its gatekeeper designation, arguing it is a capable challenger to more established platforms. Meta has also contested the classification of its Messenger and Marketplace platforms as gateway services but did not contest the gatekeeper status of Facebook, Instagram, and WhatsApp. Meanwhile, among several issues with its gatekeeper status, Apple is claiming that its Safari browser is, in actual fact, three separate products, not one. 

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