EU ex ante rules for platforms could contain do's and don'ts for big tech - Vestager

The European Commission (EC) is considering a list of "do's and don'ts" as part of a possible ex ante regulation on fair conditions for digital platforms, said Margrethe Vestager, EC Executive Vice President (EVP), today (4 May).

The EC is considering the ex ante tool in addition to several other measures in order to address the gatekeeping function of digital platforms, said Vestager, speaking to lawmakers on the European Parliament's Committee on the Internal Market and Consumer Protection.

Vestager said that there is a need for ex ante regulation that stipulates "fair conditions on all platforms". The ex ante regulation could include possible requirements such as “a concise list of do's and don'ts”, she said.

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