Competition and Markets Authority, working with Ofcom and the Information Commissioner’s Office, launches Digital Markets Taskforce

The Taskforce, originally commissioned by the Government, will build on the conclusions of the CMA’s market study into online platforms and digital advertising (see item above), as well as looking more widely across all platforms to consider the functions, processes and powers which may be needed to promote competition. It will advise the Government on how a new regulatory regime for digital markets should be designed.

To inform its work, the CMA is publishing a call for information, and writing to a number of platforms, seeking views and information. The Call for Evidence closes on 31 July 2020. The Taskforce will deliver advice to the Government by the end of 2020. For further information and to access the Call for Evidence, click here.