The Netherlands Authority for Consumers and Markets (ACM) has made the digital economy one of its top priorities for 2018 and 2019. In its annual publication called InSight, which is presented to lawmakers, ACM outlines several consequences of the rapid digitalization of markets for ACM's regulatory efforts. Digitalization offers great opportunities and benefits for consumers and businesses. However, there are also risks of abuses of market power or potentially negative effects brought on by sophisticated software used on websites. ACM calls on lawmakers to think about new frameworks for these rapid developments.
‘InSight’ (or Het Signaal in Dutch) is an annual publication of ACM’s in which it points out current trends and developments that are relevant to its oversight activities. ACM will send this publication to the Minister of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy on April 11.