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Now that we have the text of the #DMA published, let me point out a couple of outstanding provisions that have data protection implications & that show why this Regulation concerns all businesses & platform users, not only gatekeepers. Let's go 🧵 1/?
consilium.europa.eu/media/56086/st…
First of all, check out the list of Core Platform Services that may pull a business into the gatekeeper class (Art 2). Notably including web browsers, virtual assistants, & *online advertising services*, e.g. Exchanges, as long as they are provided by a business offering a CPS 2/
But this is not a thread about the threshold to become a gatekeeper (check Art 3). It just points out data protection implications of the #DMA. Of note, "consent", "profiling" in the #DMA are defined as in the #GDPR. Bonus: "non-personal" data & "data" are also defined 3/
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Elsewhere in EU regulatory pipe-dreams authored by people who apparently have more good intention than understanding, the #DMA means that @WhatsApp and @signalapp should both adopt #XMPP and thereby deliver a unified "inbox" of messages.
@WhatsApp @signalapp Not making this up: ImageImage
> With a constant onslaught of messages pinging our phones and computers, who wouldn’t want that?

Well, for one, "people who use different applications to deliver different functionality and security profiles"

WhatsApp: family
Messenger: neighbours
Signal: infosec nerds
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This week on my podcast, I read my @Medium column, "When Automation Becomes Enforcement," on the debate of interoperability and end-to-end encryption in the Digital Markets Act, and the long-running battle over who's in charge: you, or your computer?

onezero.medium.com/when-automatio… 1/ Image
When I first encountered the idea of disappearing messages, I thought they were stupid, but I was wrong. I thought that the point of disappearing messages was to let you send secrets to someone you didn't trust, because the message would disappear and thus be safe. 2/
Obviously, this is stupid. If you send a secret to someone you don't trust, that untrustworthy person can take a screenshot, or use another device to photograph their screen. Or, you know, they can just *remember* the secret and blab it. 3/
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Pourquoi l’adoption du Digital markets act #DMA 🇪🇺 est si importante 👇🏽1/17
Parce que c’est une régulation ciblée sur une poignée de très gros acteurs, les « gatekeepers ». Auparavant, tous les textes de régulation visant internet ou le numérique étaient des textes « horizontaux », c’est-à-dire des règles générales s’imposant à tous 2/
Un bon exemple est celui du RGPD. Toutes les organisations qui manipulent de la donnée personnelle sont soumises aux mêmes règles. Sur le principe c’est bien : la protection est générale. Mais dans la réalité, les risques majeurs sont le fait d’un petit nombre… 3/
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Platform regulation #DMA: “ink is almost dry” on Art 5/6 various “thou shall not’s” for “gatekeepers”. BUT rules need translating into relevant prescriptions for each business model. We focused on e-commerce last week for a great discussion @cepr_org #Competition_RPN/ @MaCCI 🧵1/
Video recording can be found here 2/
Aside from public narrative (universally adverse), a ton of economic research underway looking at the behavior of hybrid marketplaces, esp. Amazon. What does it show? Does anyone care? Should regulators/enforcers care & acknowledge the tradeoffs? Or is it all beside the point? 3/
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What's the big data privacy/security problem with EU techlash legislative proposals (#DSA, #DMA)?
🧵 A quick big picture explainer...
First, a general lesson on legal regulation. Law is not magic. Just because a law seems to require something (e.g. because it expressly says it does), it doesn't mean
(1) this thing will actually happen and
(2) the law actually requires it.
Just because a law says: "do this risky thing in a secure way", it doesn't mean that this law *really* allows doing that risky thing in a secure way. Wait, what?
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GOODMORNING @CCIAEurope !

Promoted msg received 🙏 😊
Cc @EU_Competition @CMAgovUK @Kartellamt @FTC @jenhoward80 Image
1/2 like the FTC is doing:

EC should analyse concentrations notified under Council Regulation (EC) No 139/2004 from the perspective of discouraging so-called ‘killer acquisitions’ which prevent the emergence of potential challengers to gatekeepers, #DMA #Gatekeepers
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Splošni pristop glede zakonodajnega predloga Akta o digitalnih storitvah (#DSA), ki so ga minuli teden sprejeli ministri za gospodarstvo na zasedanju Sveta za konkurenčnost (@EUCouncil | #COMPET), odraža neambicioznost članic EU pri zaščiti pravic evropskih državljanov na spletu.
Oba zakonodajna dokumenta, poleg #DSA še Akt o digitalnih trgih (#DMA), sta pomembna za enotni digitalni trg. Čeprav splošni pristop, ki ga je sprejel @EUCouncil, predstavlja določen napredek, pa še zdaleč ne zagotavlja ustrezne ravni varstva evropskih državljanov in potrošnikov.
Pripravo splošnega pristopa zaključuje tudi Odbor Evropskega parlamenta za notranji trg in varstvo potrošnikov (@EP_SingleMarket | #IMCO). S tem bo tlakovana pot, da Svet EU (@EUCouncil) in Evropski parlament (@Europarl_EN) prihodnje leto pripravita končno besedilo #DSA.
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Erster Eindruck: Ampel hat keinen Bock auf #Urheberrecht. Nur Evaluierung, keine Gesetzesvorhaben im #Koalitionsvertrag, dabei bräuchten wir die dringend, zB beim #Zensurheberrecht. Ob Bibliotheken E-Books künftig wie physische Bücher verleihen dürfen, bleibt unklar. #BuchistBuch Image
Etwas besser ist der Abschnitt zu Forschung, wissenschaftsfreundliches #Urheberrecht klingt gut, aber es fehlen Details. Ich würde mir da zB wünschen: Ausweitung des Zweitveröffentlichungsrechts für Urheber*innen aller wissenschaftl Publikationen, unabhängig vom Finanzierungsweg! Image
Der medienpolitische Teil zu #DSA/#DMA liest sich schlimmstenfalls als Unterstützung der Idee, dass Plattformen nicht nur #Leistungsschutzrecht für Presseartikel zahlen sollen, sondern auch gezwungen werden, diese anzuzeigen. Das behindert Vorgehen gegen Desinformation! #LSR Image
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The #EU regulation for online Platforms, the #DigitalServicesAct (#DSA), plans in the article 31 to allow « access to platforms data for vetted researchers ». Unpopular opinion: it is a bad idea lignes-de-cretes.org/access-to-plat…
Some approved experts would be allowed under certain condition, access to some inside data from the platforms.What can go wrong ? Let’s ask the annoying quetion : what kind of access, what is "data" and how do we plan to organise the "vetting"
"access" does not means a "right to publish". Data, used, stored, accessed or published are governed by General Data Protection Regulation. #GDPR is highly protective of users, but, platforms like to use GDPR to shut down researchers accessing their data (like @algorithmwatch)
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We all ♥️ #Paris where were it took place 1st presentation of incoming French Presidency to @EESC_PRESS! #PFUE2022 @CBeaune underlined this rare & precious opportunity, highlighting France's ambition to mark progress on #EU legislation, #climate #digitalisation #socialpolicy 1/1
The red thread of #PFUE2022 would be "Recovery, Power, Belonging" (“Relance, puissance, appartenance”). France would not impose an agenda, but would serve as an accelerator for the way forward on ideas and dossiers. #EU #Europe 1/2
#Recovery”- in economic terms, after the Covid pandemic; "#Power" - in terms of #security, external relations, #defence, #migratory policy, climate; and "#Belonging" - feeling of being part of the common #European political project. 1/3
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I've slept on it. Here's a 'tepid-take' (HT @DrMJCole) on Google ruling.
- politically: huge for @vestager
- practically: won't change much becoz #DMA is new kid in town,
- legally: EU judges' stance on 'essential facility' will cause controversy & perhaps an appeal
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1st, politically:

Court approval for @EU_Competition mantra of 'self-preferencing' is huge; this concept underpins the last decade of action & rhetoric from Brussels, and now the whole world.

Court blessing for that will be read as: 'keep going, you're on the right track.' /2
Losing this case would have been a horror for the entire policy drive, for cases against @Apple @amazon @Meta & for @vestager reputation. As it is, EC goes into all that strengthened.

Court also said Google's "abnormal" conduct can't be explained away as the right to innovate/3
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Facebook hat seit Dezember 2020 – seit Beginn der Debatten über neue Regeln für Internetplattformen in Brüssel – Imagewerbung in Zeitungen im Wert von ca. 6,8 Mio. € veröffentlicht (Bruttowerbeausgaben). Das zeigen neue Berechnungen von LobbyControl. 🧵1/9 Image
Mit seinen Werbekampagnen mischt sich Facebook in die laufenden Debatte über strengere Regeln für Internetplattformen ein. Das sind in Brüssel der Digital Services Act (#DSA) und der Digital Markets Act (#DMA). Dagegen wehren sich die Plattformen mit geballter Kraft. 2/9
In einem Motiv warnt Facebook beispielsweise lautstark vor einer Einschränkung von personalisierter Werbung: „Wenn ich keine personalisierte Werbung machen könnte, würde ich mehr als die Hälfte meines Umsatzes verlieren“. 3/9 Image
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This is EVP Margrethe @Vestager speech "Democratic values in a digitalised world" @HumboldtUni 25.10.21. It explains rationales, set up basis for what I think will be a successful #EuropeanDigitalLaw! A speech that will continue to resonate for us #Thread ec.europa.eu/commission/com…
Late 1990: large platforms “emerged and started organizing the internet for what would soon become millions of users around the world.” For 1st time "the platforms acted as global “match-makers” B2C. With “ever-growing match-making” platforms have power, & control. 1/1
Power & control are particularly important 4 #socialmediaplatforms. "Clicks matter. The more content is seen and shared, the higher the income from advertising. Hence, it is not so much the quality or the truthfulness of the content that matters but its “virality”" 1/2
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🚨In Brüssel tobt derzeit eine Lobbyschlacht. Mit Rekordausgaben für Lobbyarbeit wollen Google, Amazon, Facebook & Co strengere Regeln für Internetplattformen verhindern. 🧵(1/7)

#PeopleVsBigTech #BreakUpBigTech #DSA #DMA
Der Digitalindustrie steht dabei ein Lobbybudget von 97 Mio. € zur Verfügung, wie unsere neue Studie zur Lobbymacht von Big Tech in Brüssel erstmals zeigt. Zudem verfügen Google & Co über ein besonders intransparentes Lobby-Netzwerk aus Verbänden und Denkfabriken. (2/7)
Im Vergleich der 10 größten Lobbyakteure ist die Digitalbranche derzeit der Sektor mit den höchsten Lobby-Ausgaben in der EU. Damit übertrifft sie sogar die mächtige Auto-, Pharma- oder Finanz-Lobby. (3/7)
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Wishing all the best to Slovenia during its Presidency of the Council of the EU 🇸🇮❤️🇪🇺. There are huge challenges and legislative files ahead, and I sincerely hope Slovenia can make as much progress as possible. I welcome the efforts for some outlined priorities. BUT!... Thread👇
The European citizens and its institutions should feel a little uneasy since, in the words of @bpolitics, a Trump-inspired Twitter troll gets to set (although in a very limited sense) the EU agenda.

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
The Slovenian government has followed Poland and Hungary down to the authoritarian path with "war on media", unlawfully canceling the nominations of EPPO delegated prosecutors, therefore inadmissibly undermining the independence of the judiciary.

ft.com/content/100454…
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1st day of the #Slovenian 🇸🇮presidency of @EUCouncil Watch this space for live updates from @EURACTIV 👇
For a short take for what's on the menu today in #Ljubljana, check out euractiv.com/section/politi…
#Cybersecurity and #AI will be one of the priorities for 🇸🇮@EU2021SI, first briefing of the day by @BostjanKoritnik, responsible for #DigitalTransformation, who says "it is important for us to create a high level of trust in human-centric #AI"
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#DMA getting more complex by the minute. Today, national #antitrust watchdogs weighed in with a joint paper, saying they want to enforce it as well.

This is turning into a bit of a mess. Some thoughts. First, here's the paper: autoritedelaconcurrence.fr/sites/default/… /1
First half of the paper is a big brag about all the Big Tech work the authorities have done. Hard to contest this. Watchdogs in FR & DE have, in particular, been doing plenty in recent years. For them, this means they have loads of knowledge. And the DMA should make use of that/2
While @EU_Competition should be in the lead, the NCAs want powers to enforce as well. So, for example, this would mean @Kartellamt could suspect a tech abuse & deploy: EU Art 102, national dominance rules (two of them), GWB19a & then also the DMA. That's a lot. /3
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...ceteris paribus discussion so far...Sure, no interoperability unless mandated, for instance...
"harm to security and privacy"...where did I hear this argument, recently 🤔?
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Long thread w/ color commentary of IMCO amendments to draft #DMA. I focus on what struck eye, leaving aside the small stuff 1/n
Tightening of clause allowing presumptive gatekeeper to escape designation => “exceptional circumstances” and “compelling” evidence 2/n
National authorities also to receive information on gatekeepers acquisitions 3/n
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Discussing data ecosystems…Fascinating - I wonder what the inspiration was 🤔 #tilting2021
Important point raised during the discussion...What about discussing data ecosystems’ issues and remedies beyond traditional Big Tech? #tilting2021
Great comments @JusTechne “Evolutionary economics” expanded, perhaps
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Not talking #DMA #19aGWB specifically“. Some personal highlights: “In practice...market failure is often used as shorthand for a large number of justifications for public intervention in the operation of markets”
Box 1 {with its own footnotes} is mythbustingly useful.
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#Thread CDS Gen Bipin Rawat @vifindia webinar
Accepts there is capability differential b/w India & China.
"The biggest differential lies in the field of cyber. We know that China is capable of launching cyber attacks on us and it can disrupt a large number of systems": Gen Rawat
What we are trying to do is create a system wch will ensure cyber defence. We have been able to create a cyber agency within armed forces & each service has also own cyber agency, so that even if we come under a cyber attack the downtime of the attack doesn’t last long: Gen Rawat
We should be able to overcome that cyber attack and continue with our systems either through alternate means or preventive means through firewalls: Gen Rawat
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