Digital platforms such as Google, Facebook, Amazon, Apple and others control central areas of the digital economy. Their economic power and their intensive lobbying and PR work provides them with huge political influence, which they also use to avert effective regulation. This concentration of power is a fundamental problem for democracy.
LobbyControl, Digitalcourage, Corporate Europe Observatory und AK EUROPA welcome the EU Commission's initiative on the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The approaches for ex-ante regulation in the DMA are a step in the right direction. We welcome the measures for gatekeepers in Articles 5 and 6 as they show that the EU Commission intends to create far-reaching instruments to tackle the power of Big Tech. In multiple areas, the undersigned organisations still see implementation problems or a need for improvement, which they point out in a joint letter.