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Booking.com joins tech giants as ‘gatekeeper’ under EU competition rules

14/05/2024

Booking.com has joined the ranks of tech giants, such as Google and Meta, that fall under the EU’s sweeping online competition rules. Dubbed the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the law aims to establish a level digital playing field by setting clear rights and obligations for large online platforms, referred to as...
Booking.com has joined the ranks of tech giants, such as Google and Meta, that fall under the EU’s sweeping online competition rules. Dubbed the Digital Markets Act (DMA), the law aims to establish a level digital playing field by setting clear rights and obligations for large online platforms, referred to as “gatekeepers.” The goal is to tackle monopolising practices. “Booking is an important player in the European tourism ecosystem and is now also a designated gatekeeper,” said Thierry Bretton, EU Commissioner for Internal Market. The European Commission designates as gatekeepers companies with over 45 million monthly end users within the…This story continues at The Next Web
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