On July 18, 2022, the EU Council formally adopted the EU Digital Markets Act (DMA), following approval by the EU Parliament earlier this month (the press releases are available here and here). The final DMA text as approved is available here.
As next steps, the final text of the law will be signed by the Parliament and Council Presidents and will be published in the EU Official Journal. The Publications Office still needs to make some further technical edits to the text before it can be published, including to clarify the date of application (i.e., add a specific date, given that the text currently states “[6 months after entry into force]”). We expect that final publication in the EU Official Journal will take place this fall.
To learn more about the upcoming new rules, please see Wilson Sonsini’s Fact Sheet below on the data protection aspects of the DMA.