On 4 May 2023, the CMA launched an ‘initial review’ of AI foundation models. The review follows the UK government’s request in its AI White Paper for UK regulators to consider their role in the development and deployment of AI. The review is intended to develop competition and consumer protection guidance/principles that will “best guide the development of these markets going forward.”
UK Government Publishes Landmark Bill Introducing Digital Markets Regulatory Regime and Competition and Consumer Law Reforms
The UK Government has published its long-awaited Digital Markets, Competition and Consumer Bill, including a wide-ranging and far-reaching set of reforms to UK competition and consumer law, along with a new regulatory regime for digital markets.…
Thank You for the Music – CMA Publishes Update in Music and Streaming Study
On 26 July the CMA published an Update Paper in its music and streaming market study (launched 27 January). The Update Paper sets out the CMA’s preliminary findings halfway through its study into how well competition works in music streaming.
CMA’s Approach to Online Choice Architecture
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has recently published a Discussion Paper and accompanying Evidence Review on “Online Choice Architecture” (OCA). This provides a helpful overview of the CMA’s approach to analysing choice architecture, recognising that some practices are likely to be harmful to consumers but others may be beneficial.
Australia Plus Plus? CMA and Ofcom Publish Advice on Platforms and Publishers
The UK Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) and telecoms regulator (Ofcom) recently published a joint paper setting out their advice to the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) on new rules for digital platforms’ use of publishers’ content.…
UK Government Confirms Plans for Digital Markets Regulatory Regime
Updated on May 10, 2022
The UK Government has published its response to the consultation on a new regulatory regime for digital markets on May 6, 2022.…