ACM: amendments to Data Act necessary for promoting competition among cloud providers* A market study of the Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) shows that it is hard for users of cloud services to switch providers. In addition, it is not easy for them to combine cloud services offered by different providers. As a result, there are risks to the price, quality, and innovation of cloud services. With the draft version of the upcoming Data Act, which is still being discussed at the EU level, it will become easier for users to switch cloud providers. However, that alone is still not enough for ensuring a well-functioning market for cloud services. That is why ACM proposes several amendments to the Data Act so that it also becomes easier for users to combine cloud
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