UK pushes tough tech rules under new digital watchdog | Technology News

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Authorities in the United Kingdom and across Europe have been leading the global push to clamp down on tech companies.

Big tech companies like Google and Facebook parent Meta would have to comply with tough British rules under a new digital watchdog aimed at giving consumers more choice online — or face the threat of big fines.

The United Kingdom government on Friday outlined the powers it is planning for its Digital Markets Unit, a regulator set up last year to take on the dominance of tech giants. It did not specify when the rules would take effect, saying only

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