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Europe Data Protection Digest | European Parliament approves Digital Markets Act text Related reading: A view from DC: Is your privacy policy stuck in the ’90s?

  • European Parliament approved text for the Digital Markets Act and will proceed to negotiations on final passage with the Council of the European Union, which is planned to start under the French presidency of the Council during the first semester of 2022. Parliament voted 642-8 in favor of the text, which includes "requirements on the use of data for targeted or micro-targeted advertising and the interoperability of services." 
  • Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee voted 36-7 in favor of the Digital Services Act. The committee added a package of amendments, including provisions for more transparency around targeted advertising practices and a ban on so-called "dark patterns."
  • The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth published a white paper analyzing the relationship between the DMA and the EU General Data Protection Regulation, "identifying areas that require further consideration and clarification to ensure consistency and to enable effective and appropriate implementation of the DMA's goals."  

Editor's note: IAPP's Jetty Tielemans explored the privacy implications of the DMA and the DSA.


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