MEPs vote for curbing unfair practices by big online platforms – Markey

December 16, 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 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.

Fine Gael MEP Colm Markey explains what the proposed new Act will do.  

Out words: player dominance

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