The European Parliament approved two bills that could affect the mobile app market. This is a project about digital markets (Digital Markets Act) and digital services (Digital Services Act). The documents should tighten the regulation of technology corporations in the EU.
The list of basic requirements looks like this:
- Allow installation of applications from third-party stores.
- Give the ability to remove pre-installed applications.
- Allow developers to use third-party payment systems.
- Do not use data from developers in your competition.
If these draft laws are adopted, then companies will be given 6 months to eliminate comments, otherwise fines are promised. For the first violation – by 10% of the total annual turnover of the company, for the second – by 20%.
In July, the Council of Europe will have to ratify the law on digital markets. The law on digital services will be considered in September. The documents will come into force 20 days after publication.
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