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From:                                 Eva Ljungbert
Sent:                                  Fri, 5 Nov 2021 14:39:04 +0100
To:                                      N Registrator
Subject:                             FW: DMA meeting request: amendments to impact Google search domination
Categories:                       PK
Från: Aurelien Maehl <> 
Skickat: den 6 juli 2021 18:43
Till: Eva Ljungbert <xxx.xxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx>
Kopia: Marcus Boklund <xxxxxx.xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx>
Ämne: FW: DMA meeting request: amendments to impact Google search domination 
Dear Ms Ljungbert, 
Please find below a meeting request & our views on the DMA, which Marcus Boklund in cc has 
suggested that I forward to you.  
I am happy to set up a meeting on August 17, 18 or 19 in the afternoon – or the week after.  
Kind regards, 
Aurélien Mähl 
From: Marcus Boklund <xxxxxx.xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx
Sent: Tuesday, 6 July 2021 17:23
To: Aurelien Maehl <>
Cc: Lena Carlsson <xxxx.xxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx>
Subject: Sv: DMA meeting request: amendments to impact Google search domination 
Dear Aurelien,
Thanks for sharing your position on the DMA. We would welcome a meeting. The earliest we could set 
this up would be from mid-August onwards, Ms Eva Ljungbert, who is in charge of the file at the Ministry 
of Enterprise, informs me. You can contact her directly.
Best regards,
Från: Aurelien Maehl <> 
Skickat: den 6 juli 2021 15:55
Till: Marcus Boklund <xxxxxx.xxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xx>; Pia Högset 
Ämne: DMA meeting request: amendments to impact Google search domination

Dear Mr Boklund, Dear Ms Hogset,
I represent the Internet privacy company and search engine DuckDuckGo. We have a first-hand 
experience of the exclusionary practices put in place by Google and have been writing extensively about 
search competition, in particular following the 2018 Android decision, here:
Last month, Google announced a half-measure to improve the EU Android search default. Google's 
effort still falls far short - see our reaction here and more details on Techcrunch — and doesn't even 
reach other critical Google defaults such as on the Chrome desktop browser or Apple devices. In 
DuckDuckGo's position on the Digital Markets Act (here the annex with our amendments compared to 
the Commission's proposal), we propose a way forward to end Google’s unfair practices in the search 
engine market: 
 Prohibit gatekeepers from securing and establishing defaults for their search engine across the 
search access points of a gatekeeping operating system. 
 Facilitate the switching of default settings. For instance, users should be able to change all of 
their device's search defaults at once when downloading a new search app. 
Below are our two most important amendments. Are you available in the next couple of weeks 
for a virtual meeting on the DMA?
Best regards,
Aurélien Mähl

Link to DuckDuckGo's position on the DMA & Link to Annex with our amendments compared to 
the Commission's proposal
1. Add a new article 6.1(bb) in order to prevent search gatekeepers from securing or establishing 
default positions across the search access points of an operating system: 
(bb) refrain from securing or establishing default positions for the online search engines 
of the gatekeeper across the search access points of the operating systems owned by 
any gatekeeper. 
2. In a new recital after (46), indicate that the regulator should substitute these default positions 
with a preference menu that lets users choose their search default on their device: 
(46a) Securing or establishing defaults positions across the search access points of an 
operating system, such as the pre-installed browser or another, dominant browser, the 
home screen bar widget, or the voice assistant, can entrench the dominant position of an 
established online search engine and prevent contestability on the online search engine 
market. Even where users can change the default manually, they rarely do so, due to 
behavioral bias for inertia. In order to ensure contestability, end users should be able to 
select their preferred online search engine default through a preference menu when they 
set up their device. The preference menu should comprise the most popular online search 
engines on a given market, on the basis of objective criteria such as market share, and 
should be designed in a fair and non-discriminatory manner to ensure that end users are 

not nudged to select a particular provider. The preference menu should be effective, that 
is the end user’s choice of a search engine default should immediately apply across the 
search access points of the operating system. End users must subsequently be able to 
access such preference menu after the device is set up, including through a prompt on 
another online search engine's website or software application. 
Aurélien Mähl
Senior Public Policy Manager, Europe
Brussels, Belgium
+32 495 635 546 (Signal available)