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Digital market abuses need sharper response than competition law allows, CMA enforcer says

By Simon Zekaria
  • 23 Apr 2021 11:33
  • 23 Apr 2021 11:33

Traditional competition law isn't enough to curb digital companies' abuses, the head of the UK antitrust regulator's bespoke new unit to police the sector has said. 

But enforcers can't afford to wait for new legislation and are using existing powers as far as they can, said Catherine Batchelor, director of

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Simon Zekaria

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Simon Zekaria is a senior correspondent in London, covering UK regulation. Prior to joining MLex, Simon reported on business news for The Wall Street Journal, including on telecommunications, media, technology and consumer affairs. Simon was also a writer for the WSJ on diverse subjects such as Brexit, UK politics and global sport. Simon was previously a correspondent on competition issues and European politics for Thomson Reuters and Agence France-Presse in Brussels. Simon is a graduate of Edinburgh University, with Masters degrees in literature and law. A French speaker, he has studied at the Sorbonne University, Paris.

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