EC digital 'gatekeepers' tricky to define – Vestager

The European Commission (EC) is currently consulting on the special responsibilities for gatekeeper platforms but has found the term "gatekeeper" tricky to define, European Commission (EC) Executive Vice President (EVP) Margrethe Vestager said during a hearing with the European Parliament today (23 June).

"We are consulting now on what should be the special responsibility of platforms that play a role as gatekeeper," said Vestager, speaking to MEPs on the EP’s legal affairs committee, referring to the launch this month of a consultation on a Digital Services Act, including on the 'gatekeeper' role of a few large online platforms.

The consultation envisages creating a type of regulatory framework for larger gatekeeper platforms.

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