The UK Competition Authority publishes its long-awaited final report of its online platforms and digital advertising market study

On 1 July 2020, the UK’s Competition and Markets Authority published its long-awaited final report of its online platforms and digital advertising market study (CMA Final Report). In so doing, it has confirmed what many have been saying for some time: serious competition concerns exist in this area which are directly impacting consumers, competitors, and wider society. The CMA is clear that intervention is required to tackle the market power of “Big Tech” companies. However, despite concluding that the statutory test for opening a formal market investigation has been met (confirming the position taken in its interim report), the CMA has declined to do so at this time, instead choosing to pass the baton to government on the grounds that legislation is the most appropriate and effective

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Luke Streatfeild, Lucy Rigby, Kio Gwilliam, Adel Msolly, The UK Competition Authority publishes its long-awaited final report of its online platforms and digital advertising market study, 1 July 2020, e-Competitions September 2020, Art. N° 96544

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