By: Konstantin Bania (The Platform Law Blog)
Today marks a milestone in EU platform regulation. The European Commission adopted the first “designation” decisions under the Digital Markets Act (or DMA). Those decisions designate as “gatekeepers” certain tech companies which offer core platform services that meet specific quantitative criteria (e.g., they reach 45 million end users). The tech companies that have been designated as gatekeepers are Alphabet, Meta, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, and ByteDance.
Which services have been designated?
In total, 22 core platform services provided by gatekeepers have been designated as follows: