The UK Government launches the Digital Markets Unit as the first step towards an unashamedly pro-competition regime focused on the position of Tech giants

The UK Government has launched the much anticipated Digital Markets Unit (DMU) as a first step towards an “unashamedly pro-competition" regime focused on the position of “tech giants”. The DMU will, however, initially lack its own enforcement powers and there is still a lot to play for in terms of scoping those powers. Background The Government confirmed its intention to establish the DMU in late November 2020 – one of a number of measures being pursued to regulate the digital sector. Sitting within the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), the DMU will work closely with the Office of Communications (Ofcom), the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) and the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The scope of the DMU's powers are yet to be

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Charles Brasted, Christopher Hutton, Alice Wallace-Wright, Matt Giles, Robert Gardener, The UK Government launches the Digital Markets Unit as the first step towards an unashamedly pro-competition regime focused on the position of Tech giants, 7 April 2021, e-Competitions March 2021, Art. N° 100256

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