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Technology

Apr. 17, 2024

What does the EU Digital Markets Act mean for the tech sector?

The EU’s Digital Markets Act, which designates some large online companies and their services as gatekeepers, recently went into effect and will have a significant commercial impact on digital markets in Europe.

Nicholas Banasevic

Managing Director, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Robert Spano

Partner and Co-Chair, Artificial Intelligence Practice Group, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

Vivek Mohan

Partner and Co-Chair of the Artificial Intelligence Practice Group, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

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On March 25 the European Commission (EC) launched non-compliance investigations against a number of tech companies into alleged non-compliance with the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA), the relevant provisions of which had only just entered into force. It also opened a further preliminary investigation under the same legislation against some others. These moves made global headlines beyond the usual narrow tech regulatory sphere and go to the heart of the business mode...

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