EU to introduce new units and internal re-organisation for effective DMA enforcement

The European Union plans to implement new units and internal restructuring to enhance enforcement of the Digital Markets Act, set to take effect soon. The focus is on creating a new directorate to enforce the regulations, potentially led by Alberto Bacchiega with support from Thomas Kramler. The EU anticipates needing around 80 staff members for effective enforcement.

According to Euractiv, two sources said that the European Commission is considering creating a new directorate in order to enforce the new rules under the Digital Markets Act (DMA). The DMA is set to go into force in the coming year while some have expressed concerns about the capability of EU watchdogs to bring the Big Techs to compliance. The new directorate might be potentially headed by Alberto Bacchiega (Director of information, communication and media) and assisted by Thomas Kramler (Head of unit of antitrust cases in e-commerce and data economy). The EU executive has previously said that there would be internal re-organisation for effective enforcement of the DMA. It is estimated to require approximately 80 staff to work on the DMA enforcement.

Source: Euractiv