CCIA Joins Industry Statement on the Need for Regulatory Dialogue in the Proposed Digital Markets Act

BY Heather Greenfield
May 26, 2021

Brussels, BELGIUM – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA) has joined other industry associations in a joint statement on the Digital Markets Act ahead of the EU ministers’ meeting on May 27-28.

The statement urges ministers to strengthen and foster a true “regulatory dialogue”. This envisioned participatory approach to intervention should replace suspicion and confrontation with engagement, cooperation and commitment. Recent studies confirm that much of the conduct to be regulated by the proposed DMA can create value for consumers and business users. A regulatory dialogue is necessary to ensure the effectiveness and proportionality of the DMA’s provisions.

The following can be attributed to CCIA Competition & Regulatory Counsel Kayvan Hazemi-Jebelli:

“We urge ministers to reinforce the DMA’s envisaged regulatory dialogue to ensure that the DMA’s effects on consumers, innovation and the wider digital economy are properly accounted for. A participative ex-ante approach, with strict timelines, would help make DMA enforcement as dynamic as the markets it regulates.”

Related Articles

CCIA Offers Comments To Japanese Regulators On Competition In The Mobile Ecosystem

Jun 16, 2022

Washington – The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA)  submitted comments on the Japan Digital Market Competition Headquarters’ (DMCH) Interim Reports on Evaluation of Competition in the Mobile Ecosystem and New Customer Contacts (Voice Assistants and Wearables). In its submission, CCIA offered Japanese antitrust regulators its view on the need for a comprehensive understanding of…

Product Safety: CCIA Europe Welcomes European Parliament Vote on New EU Rules

Jun 16, 2022

Brussels, BELGIUM — Today, the European Parliament’s Internal Market Committee (IMCO) adopted its position on the proposed General Product Safety Regulation (GPSR). The aim of these new rules is to update the European framework that ensures the safety of products sold offline and online in the EU. The Computer & Communications Industry Association (CCIA Europe)…

Fireside Chat With Hal Varian: Antitrust Bills Would Harm Tech Market, Consumers

May 24, 2022

Washington – A recent fireside chat with Google’s Chief Economist Hal Varian featured discussion on the flawed reasoning behind proposed tech regulations in antitrust bills like S. 2992, H.R. 3825, and H.R. 3826. Together with the Computer & Communications Industry Association’s Director of Research and Economics Trevor Wagener, Hal Varian countered arguments supporting the proposed…