The UK Competition Authority launches the Digital Markets Unit to look into Big Tech firm’s potential anticompetitive practices

The UK Government has launched the long-awaited Digital Markets Unit (DMU) to “help make sure tech giants such as Facebook and Google cannot exploit their market dominance.” The DMU, based in the Competition Markets Authority (CMA), kicked off its work in shadow, non-statutory form on 7 April ahead of legislation granting it full powers. It is anticipated that the DMU will curb dominant online platforms by promoting online competition, overseeing plans to give consumers more choice and control over their data, and cracking down on unfair practices that leave businesses and consumers with less choice and more expensive goods and services. Background The launch of this unit is in response to a concern, shared by competition authorities worldwide, that existing tools and rules are

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  • Hausfeld (London)
  • Hausfeld (London)

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Samantha Derksen, Lucy Rigby, The UK Competition Authority launches the Digital Markets Unit to look into Big Tech firm’s potential anticompetitive practices, 7 avril 2021, e-Competitions April 2021, Art. N° 100667

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