The European Parliament approves new rules against US tech giants

On Thursday, the European Parliament signed a proposal for new rules vis-à-vis US tech giants, paving the way for talks with member states and the European Commission, as France seeks a deal during the first half of 2022.

“The European Parliament adopts laws that protect minors online in a sign of victory over the big tech companies, “Dutch MP Paul Tang said on Twitter.

In November 2021, a European Parliament committee that wrote new rules for tech companies approved measures that could affect major US and European tech companies.

Lawmakers voted to approve the measures in the Digital Markets Bill, which read: “Require a company’s messaging apps or platforms to social media interact, to prevent users from feeling compelled to use an app because that’s where their friends are. “

It will also ban the behavioral targeting of ads to minors.

The law will impose fines of up to 20% of the annual global sales of companies that violate the law.

Responsible companies under the DMA will include Amazon, Facebook, Google, Microsoft, Apple and Booking and may subsequently reach the markets online Zalando and Alibaba.

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