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UK Competition Watchdog To Have Enhanced Role

Britain’s competition regulator should have an enhanced role, becoming a new consumer champion, according to a government-commissioned report published on Tuesday, February 16. The report,...
CMA

UK’s Antitrust Regulator Suffers 150 Data Breaches In Two Years

The UK government’s antitrust regulator was hit by 150 personal data breaches in the last two years, as hackers targeted its trove of sensitive...
CMA

UK’s CMA Probes Teletext Over Package Holiday Refunds

Britain's competition regulator has started a probe into Teletext Holidays after receiving hundreds of complaints from customers who had not received refunds for trips...
Economic Principles and the Reform of the European Commission’s Approach to Vertical Agreements

Merricks Judgement Marks A Turning Point For UK Opt-Out Collective Actions

By: Sebastian Peyer (UEA Competition Policy Blog) In December 2020 the UK Supreme Court handed down its long-awaited decision in Merricks v MasterCard. This is the first...
Law

Collective Actions In The Supreme Court

By: Tristan Jones (Blackstone Chambers) The big news from today’s UK Supreme Court collective action decision in Mastercard v Merricks  UKSC 51 is not only that Mr....
EU & UK

UK Competition Watchdog Publishes EU Exit Guidance

The UK's Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has published further guidance to explain how it will conduct its work following the end of the...
UK

UK To Create New Digital Markets Unit To Tackle Big Tech

The UK government is setting up a watchdog to "oversee a pro-competition regime for platforms including those funded by digital advertising, such as Google...
Google

Google Rivals File UK Complaint Over Ad Changes

Britain’s competition regulator stated on Monday, November 23, it had received a complaint about Google related to its market study this year on online...
O2-Virgin

Vestager Close To Decision On UK Request To Review O2-Virgin Deal

The EU is close to deciding whether Britain should be allowed to assume responsibility for ruling on the proposed merger of Liberty Global's Virgin Media...
Instagram

UK Asks Facebook To Crack Down On “Influencer” Fees

Instagram has agreed with the UK's competition regulator to make a host of changes targeted at social media influencers over concerns about hidden advertising...
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