The UK Government announces its intention to establish a dedicated digital markets unit to protect competition in respect of digital platforms

The United Kingdom and the European Union are set to take bold strides towards the regulation of digital markets in coming months. While both are broadly aligned in their intention to better regulate large tech companies, the extent to which their post-Brexit regulatory approaches might diverge is yet to be determined. In this respect, all is to play for as they compete to demonstrate both their pro-innovation and pro-consumer protection credentials (twin ambitions whose realization might not be straightforward). The United Kingdom (UK) Government's recent announcement (27 November 2020) of its intention to establish a dedicated Digital Markets Unit (DMU) to protect competition in respect of digital platforms is a significant step, albeit one of a number of measures being taken by

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  • Hogan Lovells (London)
  • Hogan Lovells (London)
  • Hogan Lovells (London)
  • Hogan Lovells (London)
  • Hogan Lovells (London)

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Charles Brasted, Matt Giles, Telha Arshad, Stelios Charitopoulos, Morven Macaulay, The UK Government announces its intention to establish a dedicated digital markets unit to protect competition in respect of digital platforms, 27 novembre 2020, e-Competitions November 2020, Art. N° 98355

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