Digital Markets Competition

New regulation of the digital services sector by the Competition and Markets Authority is going to be put in place according to several reports. It has a potential impact on the new media market, so definitely something to keep an eye on:

“The government’s plans come in response to an investigation from the CMA which began as a narrow look at the digital advertising industry, but was later broadened out to cover Google and Facebook’s dominance of the market. The code will seek to mediate between platforms and news publishers, for instance, to try to ensure they are able to monetise their content; it may also require platforms to give consumers a choice over whether to receive personalised advertising, or force them to work harder to improve how they operate with rival platforms.”