Amendments crowd DMA’s plenary vote, and it’s not over yet

Euractiv | Dec 8, 2021 at 9:24 PM
  • Despite a ‘gentlemen’s agreement’ between the main political groups in the European Parliament, a number of alternative amendments to the proposed Digital Markets Act (DMA) have been tabled ahead of the plenary vote due on 14-15 December, and more surprises might come later in the week.
  • The measures were however considered not strong enough in ensuring interoperability obligations, hence one of the amendments is trying to specify such obligations “shall be defined by reference to the open technologies, open standards and open protocols, including the technical interface (Application Programming Interface)”.
  • The gatekeeper should put the business user in the condition to obtain the consent for processing personal data in a way that is not “more burdensome than for its own services”.