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Competition and data protection in digital markets: A joint statement between the CMA and the ICO

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The CMA and the ICO have published a joint statement that sets out their shared views on the relationship between competition and data protection in the digital economy.

This joint statement sets out the 2 organisations’ shared views on the relationship between the aims of competition and data protection. The statement sets out:

- the important role that data – including personal data – plays within the digital economy
- the strong synergies that exist between the aims of competition and data protection
- the ways that the 2 regulators will work collaboratively together to overcome any perceived tensions between their objectives practical examples of how the 2 organisations are already working together to deliver positive outcomes for consumers

The 2 organisations will continue to engage proactively on these important issues, including through the work of the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum.

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