EU Antitrust Law: Regulating Big Tech: The Draft EU Platform and Online Content Legislation Reveals an Ambitious PlanSullivan & Cromwell LLP - December 20, 2020
On December 15, 2020, the European Commission has unveiled legislative proposals intended to regulate tech platforms and supplement antitrust enforcement in the EU. The proposals impose an outright ban on certain practices (such as self-preferencing) by digital “gatekeeper” platforms (such as GAFA) and seek to make online players more accountable for illegal and harmful content on their platforms. We set out in this memo the key features of the proposed tech regulation.
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