The EU Commission proposes a regulation to tackle competition issues with large online platforms in digital markets

The European Commission’s proposal for a Digital Markets Act (DMA) is a step forward in ensuring swift intervention in the digital sector, but flexibility is key. Competition law enforcement takes too long The Commission has heavily fined large technology companies for breach of competition rules in recent years. However, it is common ground that the protection of competition in the digital sector is at risk. There are gaps in the existing rules, but one of the main difficulties is the fast-changing pace of digital markets which is at odds with the time it takes to complete case-by-case full-fledged investigations. Cases that take years to decide risk being all for naught if the practices harm competition in an irreparable manner while the investigation is ongoing. However,

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  • Cruz Vilaça Advogados (Lisbon)

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Carla Farinhas, The EU Commission proposes a regulation to tackle competition issues with large online platforms in digital markets, 15 December 2020, e-Competitions December 2020, Art. N° 101048

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