Economists urge UK to stand firm on Big Tech regulation amid industry lobbying

Tech sector debate intensifies as UK grapples with ensuring effective oversight while fostering innovation

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Economists urge UK to stand firm with Big Tech regulation amid industry lobbying
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Economists urge UK to stand firm with Big Tech regulation amid industry lobbying

US economist Jason Furman says the UK risks disrupting the “careful balance” of its proposed legislation to regulate Big Tech platforms if it pursues changes sought by the industry.

The former Obama advisor reportedly emphasised the necessity of maintaining the integrity of the Digital Markets, Competition and Consumers Bill currently under consideration, in a recent communica...

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