EGDF positions

EGDF calls Apple and Alphabet to do more to ensure their compliance with DMA Only if properly enforced will the Digital Markets Act (DMA) lead to pro-competitive changes in the market practices of the gatekeeper platforms. If the enforcement fails, DMA will open yet another opportunity for the gatekeeper platforms to introduce new anti-competitive market […]

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EGDF is disappointed on Apple’s iOS17.4 anticompetitive fee structure  The Digital Markets Act (DMA) will drastically change game markets. However, only if properly enforced the regulation will lead to pro-competitive changes in the market practices of the gatekeeper platforms, like enabling the introduction of third-party marketplaces (a.k.a. application stores) and payment systems on mobile gatekeeper […]

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The games industry is one of the leading cultural, technological and economic drivers of the 21st century. Consequently, the EGDF spring general assembly 2022 reflected what kind of future we are building and what are the key policies and technologies enabling it. You can download the vision paper from here: https://www.egdf.eu/wp-content/uploads/2022/08/EGDF-tech-white-paper.pdf [Update 3.11.2022] Updated the […]

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EGDF publishes its response on VAT in the Digital Age consultation For years European game developer studios have relied on platforms acting as deemed suppliers for VAT reporting. This system has worked well and does not need to change. However, now that alternative third party payment options are becoming more common in traditional digital distribution […]

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EGDF and ISFE publishes their response on Guidelines 01/2022 on data subject rights – Right of access  EGDF and ISFE members welcome the issue of Guidelines and Recommendations by the EDPB as they promote a common understanding of the European data protection framework and provide a harmonised interpretation of key provisions in the GDPR. This […]

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EGDF publishes its response on the Guidelines 05/2021 on the Interplay between the application of Article 3 and the provisions on international transfers as per Chapter V of the GDPR The free flow of data between the EU and third countries is crucial for European game developer studios. Regulatory obstacles on the free flow of […]

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EGDF publishes its response on a the EU consultation on adapting liability rules to the digital age and artificial intelligence (Civil liability)  Usually, redress is not a problem in game markets. The creators of digital content and services rely more and more on their fan communities to get feedback (co-innovation) and get their help in viral […]

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EGDF publishes its statement on a Tax in an increasingly mobile working environment discussion paper EGDF asks commission to take three steps to towards digital single market for remote work: Step 1 – Remote work fitness check of EU taxation and social security framework: The Commission has to carry out an EU-level study mapping all […]

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EGDF submits response on a public consultation on Horizontal agreements between companies The more dominant the role of these gatekeeper platforms becomes, the more crucial it becomes to facilitate the exchange of information on actual concrete practices gatekeeper platforms are imposing on companies operating in their platforms. The more transparent the rules are, the fairer […]

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EGDF submits a response on the public consultation on Data Act For game developer studios, access to data and control over data in the games industry B2B value chain are two key factors defining your creative and artistic possibilities, your possibilities to interact with your players, secure the privacy of your players, and your ability […]

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