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Labour Party proposes new statutory regulator for UK digital market

Thursday 7 February 2019 | 11:02 CET | News
Tom Watson, Deputy Leader of the Labour Party and Shadow Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport, said that the digital market is broken with monopolistic power held by a few companies and that radical action is require to fix this distorted market.

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