Interview Markey on curbing powers of online platforms – Podcast

December 17, 2021

Big online platforms like Google, Amazon, Facebook and Apple are set to face stiff operating procedures within the EU following the results of a vote in the European Parliament.

The vast majority of MEPs have just supported EU moves to put an end to unfair business practices by some of the world’s digital tech giants.

They’ve approved the proposed Digital Markets Act which aims to stop so-called gatekeeper platforms from imposing unfair conditions on businesses and consumers. These include ranking their own services and products higher up than other smaller competitors.

EuroParlRadio editor Karen Coleman spoke to Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey about the proposed Act and what it will mean for consumers.

Out words: important too

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