The EU Commission unveils sweeping proposals to regulate the digital sector

In Short The Development: The European Commission ("EC") recently released two long-awaited legislative proposals, the Digital Services Act ("DSA") and Digital Markets Act ("DMA"), that would significantly increase the EC's regulatory oversight of online platform companies (previewed in our June 2020 Commentary). Background: The EC and Member State antitrust authorities have investigated whether certain conduct of online platforms is anticompetitive, including for example, sharing user data across distinct online services, preferencing a platform's own products above competing businesses on the platform, or using data from businesses on the platform to compete against those businesses. Looking Ahead: Whether such conduct harms competition, or whether the antitrust laws are the

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Laurent de Muyter, Bernard Amory, Alexandre G. Verheyden, Yvan N. Desmedt, Eric Barbier de la Serre, Craig A. Waldman, Jörg Hladjk, Undine Von Diemar, Matt Evans, The EU Commission unveils sweeping proposals to regulate the digital sector, 15 December 2020, e-Competitions Privacy and antitrust, Art. N° 98610

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