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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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Regulating online content

Draft Online Safety Bill undergoing prelegislative scrutiny


techUK supports Safer Internet Day 2021

As we look ahead to the publication of the Online Safety Bill and new online risks and opportunities inevitably emerge, we should take example from Safer Internet Day by continuing our work in collaboration to form effective and proportionate solutions which will help make the UK one of the safest places to go online.

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Tech innovation and digital skills initiatives bring enormous benefits to our day to day lives. Our members are working on the products and services which enable young people, families and professionals to work, socialise and learn online. techUK is proud to be part of Safer Internet Day to make sure that society can continue to be supported by innovation, while developing digital skills and resilience to stay safe and confident 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.


Promoting competition

Government overhaul of UK competition policy



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



Regulatory coordination

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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Lulu Freemont

Lulu Freemont

Policy Manager, Digital Regulation, techUK

Lulu is a Policy Manager at techUK, working across areas related to digital regulation, such as online harms and competition.

Prior to working at techUK, Lulu worked at social enterprise Parent Zone for a number of years, heading up the Policy and Public Affairs team. Working closely with technology companies, Parliamentarians and schools, her focus was on building digital resilience to help improve outcomes for children growing up in a digital world.

Lulu holds a MA (Hons) in Human Rights Law from SOAS, and a BA (Hons) in Politics from the University of Exeter.

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