Technology

Digital watchdog's takeover powers might tame Facebook and Google at last

Technology

Digital watchdog's takeover powers might tame Facebook and Google at last

Don’t imagine that the UK’s national debt can be eroded by whacking Facebook, Google et al with fines worth 10% of their worldwide revenues. The Digital Markets Unit (DMU), the soon-to-be-created watchdog for the tech sector, would still have to ensure penalties are “proportionate”; and it would have to set out its fining framework in advance.

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