The Coalition for App Fairness released the following statement on today’s adoption of the EU’s Digital Markets Act (DMA) by the European Parliament.
“The adoption of the Digital Market Act is a critical step toward creating a fair and open mobile app ecosystem. The Coalition for App Fairness remains optimistic that the DMA will be ratified by EU member states and that the regulation will come into force later this year, paving the way for enforcement across the EU,” said CAF’s Executive Director Rick VanMeter.
“The DMA and the EU’s leadership will inspire policymakers around the world as they design rules and regulations to rein in the anticompetitive practices of mobile gatekeepers. As people become more and more reliant on mobile devices to access the internet, bringing competition into app stores will give consumers and developers more freedom and drive innovation.”
Creating a fair and competitive mobile app ecosystem was the topic of a recent CAF event in Brussels, The EU Digital Markets Act: The Enforcement Road Ahead for a Competitive App Ecosystem. Together with the European Parliament’s rapporteur on the DMA, MEP Andreas Schwab, and the European Commission’s Thomas Kramler, CAF members discussed the DMA and the importance of effective enforcement of the new legislation.
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.
July 5, 2022