The proposal applies specifically to application stores, search engines, and e-commerce.websiteAnd hotel reservation website.
To ensure that the proposal becomes legislation, legislators in the European Parliament have proposed about 680 amendments to enrich and enhance the draft.
The key point is a proposal recently made by the centre-left member of the European Parliament, Christel Schaldemose of Denmark, which calls for the Competition Commission, chaired by the European Commissioner for Competition, to meet on December 6. A draft rule amendment to prevent unfair business practices is voted on.
Westerger said last month that she was collecting information about whether Amazon was using merchant data in a competitive way. Her power lies in whether she can impose a fine on such damage competition. Schuldermos's proposal, if accepted, would have far-reaching implications because legislation would apply to all companies, regardless of their market power.
Schuldmos's amendment calls for antitrust regulators in the European Union and elsewhere to investigate people with dual roles. The dual role here refers to the operator of a market platform that provides online intermediary services while competing with other vendors by selling his products on his own platform.
The draft amendment states that "in order to ensure fairness, online intermediary service providers shall not disclose to third parties (including within their own corporate structures) the data generated by business transactions for commercial purposes without the consent of the merchants."
Lawmakers also want the rules to apply to voice-assisted or virtual-assistant services, such as Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Sili and Google's Assistant, as they become increasingly popular.
A week after the European Commission on Competition voted, Schuldermos will seek approval from the European Parliament. Before the proposal becomes law, the European Parliament needs to reach a common position with the European Commission and EU countries.