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Data Protection

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 135932, tabled on 11 January 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, pursuant to the Answer of 16 December 2020 to Question 127557 on Data Protection, who will have oversight for the new mandatory code of conduct; and how the effectiveness of that code will be evaluated.

Answered on

18 January 2021

Government has announced the introduction of a new pro competition regime, including an enforceable code for digital platforms with substantial and enduring market power. As part of this, we have announced the establishment of a dedicated Digital Markets Unit (DMU) which will be housed within the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). The DMU will introduce, maintain and enforce the code of conduct.

The DMU will be set up in non-statutory form in April 2021 to begin to operationalise the new pro-competition regime. Government will consult on the pro-competition regime in early 2021 and legislate to put on a statutory footing as soon as parliamentary time allows.