It was recently announced that European lawmakers have agreed on new rules in order to limit the dominance of Big Tech companies.
Indeed, the new Digital Markets Act (DMA) will force tech giants such as Google and Apple to open their services and platforms to other businesses. This would then prevent market domination in digital from US technology businesses.
This initiative would mean that Apple would be forced to open up its App Store to third-party payment options and Google to provide people who use smartphones with alternatives to its search engine. Some of the targeted tools include WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, iMessage, the App Store, Google Play, among others.
The new rule requires that technology firms make their messaging services interoperable with smaller competitors. However, there are major concerns regarding security and privacy that will be made more vulnerable to users.