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UK Competition authority prepares Big Tech investigations

01.03.2021
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CMA signals a tougher approach to antitrust issues post-Brexit

The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has told several large technology companies of its plans to launch a series of investigations over the next year, reports the Financial Times. Google and Amazon are thought to be among the subjects of the enquiries, as the CMA acquires new powers through its digital markets unit. Although now separate from the EU’s regulatory machinery, the CMA plans to continue working alongside the European Commission until at least next year. New actions are intended to ‘close the gaps’ in areas not so far investigated, says the paper. 

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The UK’s Competition and Markets Authority has told several large technology companies of its plans to launch a series of investigations over the next year, reports the Financial Times.

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