UK government outlines plans to curb Big Tech

The giants of tech like Google or Facebook will have to comply with new rules on the competition established by the British government or else huge fines will be applied

The DMU (Digital Market Unit) will have in their possession the ability to bridle “predatory practices” done by the tech leaders with the likes of fines.

In parallel to boosting competition for the firms, the laws give people more control over their data.

The BBC approached many of the big firms including Apple, Google and more recently Meta which resulted to nothing. “Despite huge fines, tech leaders could be given more penalties of 5% of their daily turnover if the offence continues” declared the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sport (DMCS).

For example, Apple could pay billions in US dollars.

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