What EU Court Said While Rejecting TikTok's Bid To Suspend Tough Curbs
The EU Court rejected TikTok's request to temporarily circumvent strict new EU Digital Markets Act (DMA) regulations, pending judgment on its legal defiance.
The Chinese company ByteDance, TikTok's parent, sought to delay compliance with the DMA at the General Court in Luxembourg. The law, effective next month, aims to ensure a competitive market by imposing restrictions on six major tech companies, including ByteDance as the sole entity outside the US.
The court found TikTok's plea lacked the urgency to prevent significant harm. Despite TikTok's concerns about revealing sensitive user profiling practices, the court dismissed the appeal.
A TikTok spokesperson expressed disappointment but is ready for the main lawsuit's expedited review and confirmed TikTok's ongoing compliance preparation.
The DMA also lists 22 'core' platforms from companies like Facebook and Alphabet's YouTube. Meta, too, is legally challenging the EU's classifications as it contests the classification of its services and a content moderation law fee alongside TikTok.