Developers Alliance Joins Six Other High-Tech Organizations Calling on the White House to Defend American Workers from Harmful EU Protectionist Regulations

The European Union’s (EU) Digital Markets Act (DMA) targets highly successful American companies, harming innovation and job creation. The Developers Alliance joined six other leading tech organizations demanding that the White House stand up to their EU counterparts and push back against this harmful regulation.

Washington, D.C., September 15 – The Developers Alliance has released the following statement addressing its support for a letter addressed to President Biden regarding the EU’s Digital Market Act.  

Key Facts

  • Last year, France’s Digital Minister stated that the EU’s Digital Markets Act would target between 15 and 20 companies. The EU has since announced that only six firms would be regulated by the DMA – five of which are American companies and none of which are European. 
  • The Digital Markets Act mandates that these companies have six months to comply with burdensome requirements that will make products less private, less secure, and much less useful to consumers.
  • Leading American innovators are job creators and economic engines for the U.S. economy.

The following quote can be attributed to Geoffrey Lane, Head of U.S. Policy for the Developers Alliance:

“Make no mistake, the Digital Markets Act was created with a single goal in mind: harm American companies to tilt the playing field in favor of their EU competitors. The digital economy has created an untold number of jobs and generated billions of dollars for the U.S. economy. We call on President Biden to quickly push back against this unfair regulation to protect American workers and our economy. We stand ready to work with him and his EU partners to ensure new regulations are crafted in a thoughtful manner that spurs innovation, job creation, and economic growth.”


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By Geoff Lane

Policy Counsel & Head of US Policy Geoff Lane serves as the Developer Alliance’s head of U.S. policy. In this role he oversees the organization’s federal legislative and regulatory agenda as well as state-level efforts. Prior to joining the Developers Alliance in 2022, Geoff worked with senior Democratic leadership in the House of Representatives. Since his time on Capitol Hill, he has held senior roles at various technology trade associations (including a previous stint at the Developers Alliance). At each stop he led efforts at the intersection of innovation and policy. He has worked on critical policy issues including privacy, encryption, patent reform, workforce development, corporate tax, tax nexus, and research and development. Geoff holds a B.A. from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. When he is not working, you can find him booing all of his favorite Philadelphia sports teams. Geoff is based in Washington, D.C.

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