The UK Competition Authority launches the Digital Markets Unit to introduce, maintain and enforce a code of conduct regulating the provision of digital and online services

On 7 April 2021, the Digital Markets Unit ("DMU") was launched within the Competition and Markets Authority ("CMA"). The DMU will, in the future, be tasked with oversight of the UK's new digital regulatory regime, with powers and duties enshrined in legislation. Key takeaways The DMU has launched in 'shadow form', and will operate on a non-statutory footing prior to a new digital regulatory regime coming into effect. The UK Government has committed to consulting on proposals for the new regime in 2021 and to legislating as soon as parliamentary time allows. It remains to be seen what the regime will look like, but it is

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Nigel Parr, Steven Vaz, The UK Competition Authority launches the Digital Markets Unit to introduce, maintain and enforce a code of conduct regulating the provision of digital and online services, 7 April 2021, e-Competitions June 2021, Art. N° 100715

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