November 23, 2021

BRUSSELS – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement from its Vice President and Director General of Policy for Europe Guido Lobrano, in reaction to the European Parliament’s Internal market Committee vote on the report on the Digital Markets Act:

“As policymakers continue to consider the Digital Markets Act (DMA), we strongly urge them to ensure the measure contains clear provisions on the ‘regulatory dialogue,’ which is a necessary step to ensure legal clarity, allowing for further specification and tailoring of obligations proportionate to the service concerned in a timely fashion. Importantly, with the DMA, policymakers have a key role to craft balanced and proportionate rules to address the potential challenges arising from digitization and should base those rules on objective criteria paired with key procedural and substantive due process safeguards. We look forward to continuing to work with the Council and other policymakers to advance free and undistorted competition and promote innovation and consumer welfare."

More information on ITI’s position regarding the DMA was outlined by CEO Jason Oxman in a virtual discussion with European Internet Forum here.

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