Transparency Unveiled: Access to Information in Digital Markets Act Proceedings at Member State Level – The German and Austrian Experience

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Julia Helminger


Access to information is essential in order to guarantee fundamental procedural rights under EU law – in particular in order to make full use of the right of defence. At the same time, access to information ensures the greatest possible transparency for all parties and stakeholders. As another key point, access to information is also crucial in order to strengthen private enforcement, which is the second essential pillar of the effective enforcement of EU law in competition law. This article outlines the options provided for accessing information in the context of the new DMA in selected Member States, namely Austria and Germany. This article is part 2 on the issue of ‘Transparency Unveiled: Access to Information in Digital Markets Act Proceedings’.

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