Google Search, Whatsapp, and TikTok on list of 22 services targeted by EU’s tough new DMA

A graphic showing the companies and services being designated as gatekeepers. (Click here for higher resolution image.) | Image: European Commission

The European Commission has officially confirmed which tech companies, and which of their services, count as “gatekeepers” under its strict new Digital Markets Act (DMA). The companies listed all appeared on a provisional list released in early July, and mostly consist of American tech giants. There’s Alphabet, Amazon, Apple, Meta, and Microsoft from the US, plus ByteDance from China. 22 core platform services provided by gatekeepers must now comply with the DMA’s obligations by March 6th, 2024.
Here’s the full list of core platform services, as announced by the European Commission today:

Social Networks: TikTok, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn
N-IICS (aka messaging services): WhatsApp, Messenger
Intermediation: Google Maps, Google Play,…

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