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- The EU just passed the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act.
- Both acts focus on reigning in Big Tech’s power while simultaneously giving more power to the consumer.
- Among other changes, the Services Act could bring interoperability to messaging apps.
When it comes to keeping Big Tech in check, the European Union does most of the heavy lifting. Recently, the EU forced Apple’s hand in adopting USB-C on iPhones, and the protections we have under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) are all thanks to the EU.
Today, the EU slammed down two more measures: the Digital Services Act and Digital Markets Act. Both acts are directed specifically toward huge tech firms, such as Google, Apple, Amazon, and Microsoft. Although the acts differ slightly, they both focus on stripping power from Big Tech and giving it back to the general consumer.