Data Sharing and Markets: Is the DMA doing enough?

Join EU40 on 18 February at 10:00 CET for a discussion titled “Data Sharing and Markets: Is the DMA doing enough?

Whose interests are being protected when we’re buying online?

In the midst of a quickly evolving digital world, the powerplay between businesses is shifting in order to keep up with competitiveness. The European Commission’s recent Digital Markets Act (DMA), aims to ensure that Big Player platforms (“Gatekeepers”) behave in just ways online. The set of obligations are meant to regulate and guarantee fair practices & competitiveness between businesses, while ensuring direct access to services for consumers and protecting their interests. But the question is – are they enough?

Moreover, there is an underlying need for reliable and effective data. While data sharing is a commendable policy objective which can lead to benefits both for users and businesses, does the DMA sufficiently delve into necessary tradeoffs between competing interests? Does it provide the technical infrastructure needed to provide a seamless and secure data sharing mechanism? How do transparency and liability come into play amongst all of this?

EU40 is bringing together researchers and policymakers to discuss data protection principles, the digital market, and the opportunities and limitations brought on by the DMA itself.

Speakers include:

Ondrej Kovarik, Member of the European Parliament (CZ, Renew Europe), LIBE Rapporteur on the DMA file

– Brendan Van Alsenoy, Deputy Head of Unit – Policy and Consultation, European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS)

– Vlad Dan Roman, Competition and State Aid, Platform Economy, Better Regulation Attaché, Permanent Representation of Romania to the EU

– Bojana Bellamy, President, Centre for Information Policy Leadership (CIPL)

Moderator: Dr. Melanie Garson, Policy Lead – Internet Policy Unit, Tony Blair Institute for Global Change


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