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Gatekeeper platforms may be essential facilities, says EU lawmaker handling Digital Markets Act file

By Nicholas Hirst
  • 23 Feb 2021 07:14
  • 23 Feb 2021 07:14
Shouldn't certain services by Google, Apple and other "gatekeeper" platforms be deemed essential facilities? That's a question troubling Andreas Schwab, the lawmaker leading European Parliament discussions on new tech rules.

"Access to data or being ranked by an online platform can now be essential for business to compete in an online

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