UK announces consultation over new anti-competition proposals

The UK government plans to give its Digital Markets Unit the authority to reverse anti-competitive actions by big tech firms.


A Digital Markets Unit was proposed by the UK in 2020, then launched with no powers in early 2021. It still won’t have any legal authority until Parliamentary approval some time in 2022, but now the UK has made a broad announcement of what its nascent regulator may be able to do.

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