Add news
March 2010April 2010May 2010June 2010July 2010
August 2010
September 2010October 2010
November 2010
December 2010
January 2011
February 2011March 2011April 2011May 2011June 2011July 2011August 2011September 2011October 2011November 2011December 2011January 2012February 2012March 2012April 2012May 2012June 2012July 2012August 2012September 2012October 2012November 2012December 2012January 2013February 2013March 2013April 2013May 2013June 2013July 2013August 2013September 2013October 2013November 2013December 2013January 2014February 2014March 2014April 2014May 2014June 2014July 2014August 2014September 2014October 2014November 2014December 2014January 2015February 2015March 2015April 2015May 2015June 2015July 2015August 2015September 2015October 2015November 2015December 2015January 2016February 2016March 2016April 2016May 2016June 2016July 2016August 2016September 2016October 2016November 2016December 2016January 2017February 2017March 2017April 2017May 2017June 2017July 2017August 2017September 2017October 2017November 2017December 2017January 2018February 2018March 2018April 2018May 2018June 2018July 2018August 2018September 2018October 2018November 2018December 2018January 2019February 2019March 2019April 2019May 2019June 2019July 2019August 2019September 2019October 2019November 2019December 2019January 2020February 2020March 2020April 2020May 2020June 2020July 2020August 2020September 2020October 2020November 2020December 2020January 2021February 2021March 2021April 2021May 2021June 2021July 2021August 2021September 2021October 2021November 2021December 2021January 2022February 2022March 2022April 2022May 2022June 2022July 2022August 2022September 2022October 2022November 2022
News Every Day |

Don’t import the European Union’s latest tech regulations to the U.S.

Don’t import the European Union’s latest tech regulations to the U.S.

Elon Musk has reignited the online free speech debate, declaring, “the bird is free” after closing the deal to purchase Twitter. But Thierry Breton, the EU’s Commissioner for the Internal Market, quickly clapped back: “In Europe, the bird will fly by our rules.” This is a clear message the EU intends to impose its new digital restrictions – including the newly-adopted Digital Markets Act (DMA) – on American-led tech companies doing business in Europe, with consequences for American consumers.

The era of American-led technology innovation enabled unprecedented economic opportunity around the world and transformed the way billions of people work, learn, communicate, and engage with the world. It can be easy to take for granted just how much our lives have been enriched by the seamless ecosystem of connected apps, smart devices, and high-speed internet that was nothing more than science-fiction fantasy just a few decades ago. But all that progress and innovation is threatened by the EU’s DMA.

Policymakers like Commissioner Breton are increasingly imposing a host of new legislative proposals designed to rein in the tech sector, threatening freedom of choice in the digital marketplace and delegating pivotal future technology decisions to government regulators.

As a recent example, the European Union made headlines when lawmakers mandated USB Type-C as the universal charging port standard for smartphones, laptops, and portable consumer electronics with the goal of curbing e-waste—much to the chagrin of Apple. Instead of allowing market forces to guide which charging solution works best or how to reduce e-waste, government regulators are trying to manufacture a desired end state. EU officials are not shy about their intent to “change the online space worldwide” through such policies.

The American people, too, have reasonable and valid concerns with the current state of internet and technology governance. However, we must avoid the European reflex to fix every societal ill with exponential government regulation. Instead, U.S. policymakers at all levels should pursue free-market policies that encourage digital innovation while addressing the needs and concerns of consumers.

The DMA and the Digital Services Act (DSA), compound the EU’s already burdensome regulatory regime for technology innovators. ALEC’s new publication, A Threat to American Tech Innovation: The European Union’s Digital Markets Act, outlines key concerns with Europe’s new sweeping regulations governing its digital economy and explains how a free-market-oriented, light-touch approach would deliver more competition, better products, and increased consumer choice in tech.

Although the DMA is described by supporters as a solution to increase fairness in the digital marketplace, the Commission’s unprecedented intervention in the digital economy unfairly targets U.S.-based firms, hampers innovation, and upends standing user privacy and cybersecurity systems due to forced interoperability and sideloading mandates.

At its core, the DMA grants the European Commission new authority to designate certain digital service providers—namely U.S.-based firms such as Amazon, Apple, Google, and Meta—as so-called “Gatekeepers,” subjecting such firms to a host of new restrictions and obligations dictating how they can conduct business within the EU. These changes will significantly change the way millions of EU citizens are accustomed to interacting with their smartphones and connected devices. And if the Commission gets its way, these policies will become the global standard.

The regulation will soon enter into force and companies can expect the initial round of DMA Gatekeeper designations to begin in early 2023. Companies will then have six months to comply or else risk steep fines and additional penalties for repeated violations. This means that such companies will need to devote more resources and talent than ever before to DMA regulatory compliance instead of building better products for end users.

Europe’s extensive regulations on American tech innovators are a poor fit for the constantly evolving digital economy. Instead of relying on government agencies to “solve” competition, decide which smartphone chargers are best, and police social media platforms, consumers should support an alternative system based on free-market principles that permits companies to openly compete for business, incentivize innovation, deliver superior products, and increase consumer choice.

Jake Morabito is the Director of the Communications and Technology Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council and author of the report, A Threat to American Tech Innovation: The European Union’s Digital Markets Act.

Read also

Ghana vs Uruguay: Date, TV channel, kick-off time and FREE stream for 2022 World Cup Group H grudge match

Noon Noels bring holiday cheer to downtown Topeka

Take a full photo tour of the new electric Hummer, which costs $113,000, weighs 4.5 tons, and can drive sideways

News, articles, comments, with a minute-by-minute update, now on

News Every Day

‘How many Uber drivers does it take to pick up a disabled person?’: Disabled person says 3 Uber drivers canceled on them because of their service dog — latest news 24/7. You can add your news instantly now — here

News Every Day

‘How many Uber drivers does it take to pick up a disabled person?’: Disabled person says 3 Uber drivers canceled on them because of their service dog

Sports today

Новости тенниса

Феликс Оже - лучший с 2015 года теннисист по числу матчей за сезон в ATP-Туре

Спорт в России и мире

МБА одержала волевую победу над «Самарой» в Единой лиге ВТБ


All sports news today


Sports in Russia today


Лыжи, джунгли и живая сталь. Мосинжпроект проектирует пространство на Урале

Новости России

Game News

Give your Steam Deck a sweet docking station to live in for 24% off this Cyber Monday

News Every Day

Billionaire investor Howard Marks touts a bargain boom as interest-rate fears grip markets - and predicts a surge in companies going bankrupt

Губернаторы России

Роман Старченко внес вклад в победу «Спартака» над «Трактором»

Памятник Грину в Слободском удостоен высокой награды

Заботливые политики помогут предотвратить эпидемии и войны?! Рекомендации проекта Служба общей информационной безопасности, Анатолий Голод

Авиарейсы в Архангельск с 1 мая будут приниматься на запасном аэропорте

Муж внезапно умершей актрисы Стешенко отложил похороны и настоял на экспертизе

Что известно о семьях Кинчева, Бутусова и других российских рок-музыкантов 90-х

В Казани объявили победителей регионального отборочного тура Всероссийского культурно-благотворительного фестиваля «Добрая волна»

Никас Сафронов выдвинул новые версии о причине смерти Александра Градского

Бывшая возлюбленная Тимати рассказала о детских психологических травмах

Милош Раонич назвал победу в "Кубке Дэвиса" величайшим событием для канадского тенниса

"Что?!" Тэйлор Фритц высказал возмущение по поводу штрафа и дисквалификации Марди Фиша и Боба Брайана

Российская теннисистка Шнайдер выиграла первый турнир WTA в карьере

Ллейтон Хьюитт и Алекс Де Минаур прокомментировали то, что Ник Киргиос не сыграл за сборную Австралии в финальном турнире "Кубка Дэвиса"

SUNLIGHT расширил сеть до 500 магазинов

Жители Перми начали писать письма Деду Морозу

Творческие коллективы Химок стали лауреатами конкурса «МиР — Музыка и Развитие»

Закрытие Азербайджаном Лачинского коридора станет нападением на российских миротворцев - Глава МИД Нагорного Карабаха (Арцаха)

«Кубок ТРИКОЛОР» соберет звезд мирового танцевального спорта

Промежуточный доклад  о проведении отопительного периода 2022- 2023 годов провели военные коммунальщики филиала ФГБУ «ЦЖКУ» Минобороны России (по ВМФ)

РБК: денежный рынок на Мосбирже остался почти без долларов и евро

Группа Аквилон построила «зеленый» ЖК в Новой Москве

Эксперт: из-за введенных санкций многие бренды уходят с полок российских магазинов

Вырвать из небытия: «Ржев» Евгения Пригожина посвящен стойкости советских солдат

Александр Усимов: «Благодаря нам Водоватово показали на всю Россию»

Путин в России и мире

Персональные новости


Полина Гагарина, Тимати, Ольга Серябкина и другие гости модного показа в Москве

News Every Day

One of The Greatest Britons in History - Joe Calzaghe

Friends of Today24

Музыкальные новости

Персональные новости