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Digital regulation

Digital markets provide unparalleled benefits to consumers and businesses, helping to improve choice and reduce cost. It is through open markets, robust competition, and consumers choice that we enable a fair, well-functioning market economy. As the Government’s regulatory agenda continues to develop, techUK wants to see the UK lead the way in building a coherent landscape that supports digital businesses by being pro-competition and innovation, while also protecting users from potential harm.

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Online Safety Bill introduced in Parliament


techUK supports Safer Internet Day 2022

Safer Internet Day creates a welcome opportunity to celebrate the benefits of technology while informing a national conversation around how children, young people and adults can go about their online lives responsibly, respectfully and critically. As we look ahead to the rest of 2022 and the upcoming Online Safety Bill, techUK and its members will continue to create solutions which support safe online experiences through making changes to systems and advancing digital skills initiatives for society.

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Tech innovation and the positive use of technology bring significant benefits to our daily lives. Our members are enabling young people, professionals, and families to socialise, learn, create, and work online through the products and services they design. Safer Internet Day marks an important day to showcase the opportunities of tech innovation and digital skills initiatives which are critical to allow society to feel safer and more resilient online.

Julian David

CEO, techUK

Tackling some of the most challenging questions of regulating online content and misinformation

In February, techUK and our expert panelists looked ahead to ask whether we are now able to identify the biggest threats from online misinformation and what actions need to be taken to mitigate future risks for our societies, as part of our #FutureSummit.


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Government overhaul of UK competition policy


Competition in digital markets: How should the Government implement the new regime?

On 2 December, techUK hosted a panel discussion exploring competition in digital markets, with speakers: John Penrose MP; Will Hayter, Digital Markets Unit, Competition and Markets Authority; Victoria Luxardo Jeffries, Meta; Sam Dumitriu, The Entrepreneurs Network

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New Digital Markets Unit to be set up in CMA



CMA and European Commission discuss regulating digital market power in the UK and EU 


On 25 February 2021, Thomas Kramler from the European Commission and Daniel Gordon from the Competition and Markets Authority, outlined the importance of international convergence as the UK and EU develop two approaches to regulating digital market power along similar timelines.

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By and large the destinations which we are aiming to get to are pretty similar, if not very similar. There are different routes that we’re taking but that is probably good for policy making, developing and learning from each other. Given there isn’t a playbook around and we’re learning from each other, sharing experiences like this is immensely valuable

Daniel Gordon

Director of Markets, Competition and Markets Authority



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DCMS publish Plan for Digital Regulation



New Digital Strategy as part of Plan for Growth


Tech Tracks: Comparing UK and EU Tech Policy

techUK is launching a series of discussions on key digital regulation developments in London and Brussels, that will run once a month throughout 2021. Below are the events currently available in this series:



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Building the Smarter State | 29 September | Book now


The eighth edition of our flagship public services conference, Building the Smarter State, will take place at The Royal Society on Thursday 29 September. 

Speakers and delegates will explore how we better utilise data and emerging technologies to meet societal challenges of net-zero and upskill the workforce to sustain and deliver digital services that meet the needs of citizens.