ICOMP Statement

The Initiative for a Competitive Online Marketplace is proud to be one of the few truly cross-sectorial, cross border, organisations able to bring together a range of differing views and identify and develop collaborative solutions for all parties. While we continue to monitor the Commission’s Google investigation, we are aligning our focus to evolving interests of our membership.

ICOMP has a strong record of engagement on the broad range of issues our members feel strongly about. Our work focuses on four main pillars: privacy; data security; respect for intellectual property; and competitive markets. ICOMP was founded to bring together a broad range of stakeholders to find shared solutions across these important policy issues. 

Our principles remain the same as ever and we look forward to working with our members and others to support the creation of a truly Digital Single Market in Europe. The DSM is bold, ambitious, covers a broad agenda, and sets a challenging timetable for developing Europe’s digital policies for many years to come. 

We are supportive of the goals of the DSM strategy and share the Commission’s view that, if successfully achieved, it will contribute to economic growth and benefit consumers. However, it seems clear that in order to reach effective decisions, it is vital that thorough debate on substance takes place involving stakeholders from across all interested industries. Our members look forward to playing a collaborative and supportive role in the adoption of efficient, competitive and consumer-friendly solutions and we are currently working with our members on a series of actions focussed on these issues. 

As with any membership organisation, it is natural that members will come and go and we fully respect the decisions taken by individual members. Our current active membership is fully disclosed on the website.