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Meta's 'pay or consent' model could see scrutiny under EU gatekeeper law, Reynders says

Meta’s introduction of paid versions of Facebook and Instagram without ads could face scrutiny to see whether it complies with the EU's Digital Markets Act in addition to consumer and data protection laws, the EU’s commissioner for justice and competition said today. 
Didier Reynders said that European authorities have “lots of

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Tono Gil

Regulatory Reporter

Tono is a competition reporter for MLex in Brussels. Prior to joining MLex, he worked as a trainee in the European Parliament and as a correspondent in Valencia and Buenos Aires for the Spanish news agency EFE. Tono holds a degree in Journalism from the University of Valencia and a master in Transmedia Journalism.

Sam Clark


Sam has covered data privacy and security in the UK and Ireland for MLex since November 2021. He previously covered data protection for trade publication Global Data Review, as well as reporting on technology, media and telecoms businesses for S&P Global. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in journalism, both from the University of Kent.

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