Mexico’s Digital Strategy unabated by coronavirus

In a signal that worldwide efforts to pursue regulation in the digital sector will not stop during the coronavirus crisis, Mexico’s competition authority (COFECE) announced its Digital Strategy on March 30.

While acknowledging that tech players are injecting needed competition into large domestic markets with high concentration levels, the agency’s statement sets out a five-point action plan for studying competition enforcement in the digital sector.

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Coronavirus and tech regulation in a new normal

Two month ago, plans to ramp up regulation of the digital economy under competition, privacy, and consumer protection laws looked like a head-first dive into the deep end of the pool. Now, as governments focus on keeping people safe and markets stable, a spotlight has been cast on the role of technology in our lives and economies. What might the coronavirus crisis mean for the future of tech regulation when restrictions subside and a new normal emerges?

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