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UK to create regulator to police big tech companies [paywall – but may be accessible as free for one time viewing] – Watchdog will have power to implement enforceable code of conduct. “The UK government will create a technology regulator next year to police companies such as Facebook and Google after Brexit, according to several people who were involved in the process. The regulator will be given powers to implement a range of new rules, including an enforceable code of conduct for the biggest groups and greater data accessibility for consumers. The move reflects the findings of a review led by Jason Furman, chief economic adviser to former US president Barack Obama, which looked into the “emergence of powerful new companies” in the tech sector and recommended a dedicated regulator..

In a report published on Wednesday the CMA outlined a new regulatory regime for the digital sector. “We are concerned that [Google and Facebook] are both now so large and have such extensive access to data that potential rivals can no longer compete on equal terms,” the CMA said…”

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