01/11/2021

UK Government

CMA discusses regulating digital markets

Andrea Coscelli, Executive Director at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), has revealed details regarding the CMA's ongoing review of Google's "Privacy Sandbox" and its work on third-party cookie alternatives. While looking into Google's compliance under the Competition Act, Coscelli said the case is forcing the CMA to "grapple with the questions of competition and privacy in the digital economy" while noting the regulator is also faced with tackling issues regarding the "quasi-regulatory" large digital platforms sometimes play in the markets. Coscelli added the case is unique because it involves "competition tools to intervene before harm has occurred."

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