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EU Says Digital Markets Act Regulating App Stores Will 'Enter Into Force Next Spring'

EU Says Digital Markets Act Regulating App Stores Will 'Enter Into Force Next Spring'

Posted May 5, 2022 at 3:22pm by iClarified
The European Commission has revealed that the Digital Markets Act regulating app stores will 'enter into force next spring'. Apple has vehemently opposed the DMA which will make it illegal to restrict which apps users can install on their devices. Additionally, the DMA will force Apple to permit third party payment systems, and make iMessage interoperable.

In a speech at the ICN Annual Conference in Berlin today, Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager announced that the European Commission is preparing structures for enforcement of the act.

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With the Digital Markets Act, the Commission might be slightly ahead for now, but we are all heading in the same direction. Already, other major jurisdictions are adopting digital regulation. South Korea recently adopted legislation on app stores. Other jurisdictions are considering new digital regulations. And here in Europe, Germany adopted its own digital regulation last year.


The speed at which the debate has shifted from whether there are antitrust cases at all to full blown regulation is quite extraordinary. And the global agreement on the issues raised by large digital platforms is also extraordinary. This debate is no longer a hot topic amongst competition practitioners but it has strong political attention. And things are moving fast.

We reached the political agreement on the DMA just a few weeks ago. The architecture of the DMA is designed around central enforcement at EU level, with designated gatekeepers subject to certain do's and don'ts. This makes sense, because we are dealing with only a limited number of companies, which are by definition active on a European scale. The DMA will enter into force next spring and we are getting ready for enforcement as soon as the first notifications come in.

This next chapter is exciting. It means a lot of concrete preparations. It's about setting up new structures within the Commission, pooling resources from DG Comp and Cnect based on relevant experience. It's about hiring staff. It's about preparing the IT systems. It's about drafting further legal texts on procedures or notification forms. Our teams are currently busy with all these preparations and we're aiming to come forward with the new structures very soon.
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You can read the full speech at the link below...


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LeoNyx86
LeoNyx86 - May 5, 2022 at 5:34pm
I do not want this feature. Can I choose not to have third party vendors on my phone? I want it disabled and not able to be enabled. Can I choose this? Humans cannot be trusted with choice. It’s a thin line between choice and addiction. I do not want any brainwash manipulation by third parties.
onereader
onereader - May 5, 2022 at 7:06pm
I understand you don’t but more people wants it. You will enjoy it later.
LeoNyx86
LeoNyx86 - May 5, 2022 at 7:25pm
It should on a separate hard drive and system walled off from iOS and unable to access iPhone. A virtual machine which has go use apple api and use keys to obtain information. I do not third parties to have access to my phone.
iClarified
iClarified - May 6, 2022 at 4:44am
You will not be forced to install third party apps. Imagine it working similarly to macOS. You can choose to restrict yourself to apps that are downloaded from the Mac App Store, or you can download apps directly. These proposed regulations would not grant third parties unauthorized access to your device.
Raas al Ghul
Raas al Ghul - May 6, 2022 at 3:12pm
Actually these proposed regulations would make it a lot more easier for unauthorised accesss
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