Por Fu Yun Chi
BRUSSELS, Nov 25 (Reuters) – European Union countries agreed on Thursday a normalcy on new rules to curb the power of American tech giants and make them more vulnerable to monitoring their platforms for illegal content .
However, he will have to work out the final details with EU lawmakers, who have proposed stricter rules and higher fines.
Frustrated by the slow pace of antitrust investigations, EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager directed two sets of rules known as the Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA) against Amazon, Apple, Alphabet entity Google and Facebook. proposed.
The DMA includes a list of do’s and don’ts for Internet gatekeepers (companies that control data and access to their platforms), reinforced by fines of up to 10% of global billing.
The DSA forces the tech giant to do more to tackle illegal content on its platform, with fines of up to 6% of global businesses fined for non-compliance.
The general position adopted by EU countries follows the main points proposed by Vestager, with some adjustments, with the European Commission being the main executor of the new rules despite an initial French proposal to give more power to national control bodies.
Negotiations are expected to begin next year, and the rules are likely to be adopted in 2023.
Changes agreed by EU countries include a new obligation for technology companies to improve the right of end users to unsubscribe from the central platform’s services, reduce deadlines and improve guardianship appointment criteria. does.
(Edited in Spanish by Carlos Serrano)