January 23, 2022

Volume XII, Number 23

Advertisement
Advertisement

January 21, 2022

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

January 20, 2022

Subscribe to Latest Legal News and Analysis

Digital Markets Regulation Heats Up in the EU and the UK

This week saw some key developments in connection with proposals for new digital markets regulation in the UK and the EU.

In the UK, the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum, grouping the CMA, ICO, Ofcom and FCA, launched a technology horizon-scanning program, to provide a coherent view of new and emerging digital markets and technologies, and how they should be regulated. In addition, as part of the UK’s G7 presidency, the CMA published a compendium of approaches to improving competition in digital markets, which include more enforcement and new ex ante regulation.

In the EU, the European Parliament approved an amendment to the proposed Digital Markets Act (DMA), which would allow any providers of “equivalent core platform services” to interconnect with a gatekeeper’s “number independent interpersonal communication services” (NI-ICS), such as messaging apps, or social network services upon their request and free of charge. This amendment echoes an interoperability requirement already contemplated in the recent EU Electronic Communications Code for NI-ICS – so it remains to be seen whether the two provisions (if the amendment is retained in the final text of the DMA) would complement each other or collide.

© Copyright 2022 Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLPNational Law Review, Volume XI, Number 335
Advertisement

About this Author

Francesco Liberatore Competition Attorney Squire Patton Boggs London, UK & Brussels, Belgium & Milan, Italy
Partner

Francesco Liberatore advises clients on all aspects of the application of competition law, in particular in technology driven and digital economy sectors. His experience also focusses on communications law and he coordinates the firm’s EMEA Communications Practice.

He regularly represents clients in investigations before regulatory and competition authorities, as well as managing internal investigations, dawn raids and counseling on compliance issues and various commercial agreements. Francesco handles merger control due diligence and filings, as well as coordinating...

44 207-655-1505
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement