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UK regulator wants 'fairly rapid progress' on laws to create digital markets regime, official says

By Simon Zekaria
  • 20 Oct 2020 11:36
  • 27 Nov 2020 03:41
Google, Facebook and other big techs have been warned that the UK competition authority wants fast action from the government on legislation to usher in a much-needed regulatory regime for digital markets.

“We would hope to see fairly rapid progress in that regard,” Catherine Batchelor, a director at the Competition and Markets Authority, told

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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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