Legislators in Europe have agreed to new rules that they hope will make Big Tech less powerful.
Under the Digital Markets Act (DMA), companies such as Google and Apple will be required to make their services and platforms more accessible for competitors.
For a long time, major technological businesses have been accused of squeezing out competitors with their market dominance.
To combat what it calls “anti-trust” or “anti-competitive” behavior by mostly US technology companies, the EU has announced its largest legislative measure to date.
Instead of requiring Apple customers to utilize the company’s own payment system, the proposed Digital Markets Act would oblige Apple to provide third-party payment choices in its App Store instead.
During the high-profile legal dispute with Epic Games, the company behind Fortnite, Apple has been battling this same issue in the US.
Those who use phones with the Android operating system will be asked if they can use something else like Google, Google Maps or Chrome instead of them.
With the ability to remove Safari and other company-imposed programs that consumers cannot now erase, Apple would be obliged to relax its hold on the iPhone as well.
The App Store, Google Play, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, and many more services owned by huge digital companies are all included in the law’s scope.
The European Union (EU) intends to offer users greater control over how they communicate with one other. The new regulations require technology to interoperate with smaller rivals.
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