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The Digital Markets Act – Key Impacts on the Digital Ecosystem

3 October 2023

Dear clients and friends,

The Digital Markets Act (“DMA“), which was enacted alongside the Digital Services Act, aims to regulate the digital landscape in the European Union.

Its primary objectives include promoting competitiveness, fairness, and equality within digital markets.

The DMA came into force on 1 November 2022, and most of its obligations will enter into effect in March 2024. It imposes specific obligations on “gatekeepers” of various core platform services, and it is expected to revolutionize the entire digital ecosystem, delivering substantial benefits both to business customers and end-users of the services and fostering new business strategies.

We are pleased to present our overview of the key impacts of the DMA on the digital ecosystem, highlighting such impacts on the industries of mobile app & software distribution, online advertising, communications and messaging, and e-commerce.

Read our guide here.

In the near future, we anticipate that both businesses and end-users will benefit from expanded choices and increased flexibility. We also expect potential modifications in the current gatekeepers’ terms and conditions, usage and developers’ policies, as well as in the contracts with business customers and end-users, that could become more lenient.

 Feel free to contact us if you have any questions regarding the effect of the DMA on your company’s practices. 

The Technology Regulation Department

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