The Digital Markets Act is set to provide European Union citizens with additional privacy rights. But like the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), it also further increases the risk and potentially heightens the complexity of preserving, collecting and reviewing EU-based custodians’ data.

On March 24, the EU and the European Parliament approved the European Commission’s Digital Markets Act that extends new obligations and limitations on Big Tech “gatekeepers.” The Commission defined gatekeepers, in part, as providers of an online service, such as a search engine, social networking site, online video-sharing, cloud computing or operating system, that has more than 45 million monthly active end users.

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