BRUSSELS – The Coalition for App Fairness (CAF) welcomes today’s submission of the latest version of text of the Digital Markets Act (DMA) for formal approval by EU legislators. The DMA is closely aligned with the Coalition’s App Store Principles and will pave the way for a more open and competitive app ecosystem for developers and consumers.
“The text of the Digital Markets Act as it stands is a substantial win for consumers, developers of all sizes, and everyone who believes in a free and fair digital marketplace. We call on and encourage EU policy makers in the European Parliament and the Council of the EU to proceed with the swift adoption of the law,” said Coalition for App Fairness executive director Rick VanMeter.
“Numerous DMA provisions will end Apple and Google’s unchecked control over mobile devices by allowing consumers to download apps directly from the Internet and third-party app stores free from discriminatory terms and enabling developers to offer the in-app payment options of their choice.”
“This new law should serve as a model for policymakers and regulators across the globe as they seek to create open and fair ecosystems. However legislation is only as good as its enforcement. CAF stands ready to support the European Commission and EU member states to implement the new rules towards a fairer and more open European digital economy. ”
About the Coalition for App Fairness
The Coalition for App Fairness is an independent nonprofit organization formed to protect consumer choice, foster competition, and create a level playing field for all app and game developers globally. Originally formed by Basecamp, Blix, Blockchain.com, Deezer, Epic Games, the European Publishers Council, Match Group, News Media Europe, Prepear, Proton, Skydemon, Spotify, and Tile, CAF has rapidly grown from 13 to over 60 members since launching in September 2020. CAF offers membership to companies of any size — join today at appfairness.org.
May 11, 2022