This week's enactment of the European Union (EU)'s Digital Markets Act (DMA) is expected to force big technology platforms to become more transparent and interoperable next year.
The DMA mandates that dominant platforms must admit smaller competitors, so it could push Meta's WhatsApp to receive messages from rival applications, or prevent big tech platforms from favoring their own apps and services.
The EU must decide which companies are sufficiently large and entrenched to be considered "gatekeepers" that must comply with the strictest rules.
EU official Gerard de Graaf says tougher rules for tech giants are necessary to shield people and businesses from unfair practices, as well as to provide society with the full benefits of technology.
From Ars Technica
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