Digital Markets Act: Commission launches a consultation on the template for compliance report

Today, the European Commission is launching a consultation on a draft template for the compliance report that gatekeepers will have to submit under the Digital Markets Act (DMA).

With the present consultation, the Commission wishes to gather feedback from stakeholders on the draft template for the compliance reports to ensure that they include all the relevant information needed by the Commission to assess the effective compliance of designated gatekeepers with the DMA. All interested parties have now one month to submit their views on the draft, until 5 July 2023.

The Commission will designate the gatekeepers under the DMA by 6 September 2023. Designated companies will then have six months to comply with the a list of obligations and prohibitions in the DMA and subsequently issue a report demonstrating their effective compliance. They will also have to update these compliance reports annually.