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The EU Digital Markets Act is here.
🇪🇺 Happy DMA day, everybody! 🇪🇺 March 7th 2024 is the deadline for large messaging providers (so called ‘gatekeepers’) to comply with the EU’s Digital Markets Act regulation, which requires them to offer interoperability to third party messaging services. This lets users use their preferred messaging service, rather than being obligated
Matthew Hodgson
The Digital Markets Act explained in 15 questions
What is the DMA asking for?The final text will probably be available around mid-May and voted for in early July, but the latest version we have seen lists the following: Gatekeepers will have to “make the basic functionalities of their [...] communication service interoperable with other [...] communication services” by “providing
Amandine Le Pape
A guide to navigating the Digital Markets Act
A couple of weeks ago the European Parliament, the European Commission and the Council of Europe agreed on the main guidelines for the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The DMA is legislation aiming to create a more competitive digital market in Europe by mandating competition-friendly practices from the ‘gatekeepers’ i.e.
Amandine Le Pape
A Big Step to address Big Tech
It’s a major positive to see that interoperability is now baked into the DMA.
Amandine Le Pape
Interoperability: Open APIs are a start, Open Standard is better
The DMA is a noble piece of legislation, and mandating open APIs would be a good first step. But to be a successful piece of legislation, it must eventually choose open standard based interoperability.
Amandine Le Pape
2021: It's been a busy year for Element!
From time to time it’s worth stepping back and looking at progress.
Amandine Le Pape

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