Privacy International’s submission to the UK consultation on ‘A new pro-competition regime for digital markets’

The UK government proposes to establish a dedicated Digital Markets Unit to implement and enforce the new pro-competition regime for digital markets. The Digital Markets Unit will be responsible for designating companies with ‘Strategic Market Status’, overseeing a mandatory code of conduct for those companies and implementing pro-competitive interventions

The way digital marketplaces are shaped has a tremendous impact on human rights. However, this perspective is not always sufficiently present in decision-making nor in public debate. For these reasons, Privacy International welcomed this consultation and made specific suggestions to put individuals and their rights at the centre of the consideration of this reform proposal.

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