Digital Markets Act (DMA)

What is the Digital Markets Act (DMA)
The Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA) are the European Commission’s legislative proposals to tackle the complex challenges facing the EU Digital Single Market. These challenges are economic, social, and political in nature and adequately solving them is key to guaranteeing the future of EU democracies and respect for the EU’s fundamental values.
The DMA focuses on gatekeepers’ behaviours and their impact on market dynamics, while the DSA seeks to consolidate various separate pieces of EU legislation and self-regulatory practices that address online illegal or ‘harmful’ content and to harmonise the rules applicable to the provision of digital services across the EU.
Source: Article 19

Statements and recommendations from members of the EU media advocacy working group and/members

30 digital rights defenders and CSOs call on MEPs ensure the EU's Digital Markets Act better protects end user's rights online:
The letter emphasises three points
  1. 1.
    Not enough attention to the end-users perspective;
  2. 2.
    Acceptance of the status quo with regards to the concentration of power in the hands of very few core platforms;
  3. 3.
    Discussions of DSA and DMA cannot be kept separate, as they are both fundamental for the protection of users' rights.