Watchdog that could rein in the tech giants

Watchdog that could rein in the tech giants: New UK digital regulator might have power to suspend or reverse anti-competitive action Digital regulator could investigate Google’s algorithms, says Oliver Dowden Concerns they disproportionately direct enquiries to Left-leaning news sites  The Digital Markets Unit (DMU) has already begun work on a code of conduct By Paul … Read more

Government’s former commercial chief ‘took a job at Greensill without telling ethics watchdog’

New ‘croynism’ row as it is revealed the Government’s former commercial chief Bill Crothers ‘took a job at Greensill without the Whitehall ethics watchdog being told’ amid questions over ex-PM David Cameron’s links to firm Business card obtained by Labour raised fresh questions about the businessman  Lex Greensill had No 10 email address and landline … Read more

Uber’s takeover of British taxi software maker Autocab is cleared by competition watchdog

Uber’s takeover of British taxi software maker Autocab is cleared by competition watchdog Competition and Markets Authority launched investigation in January   Autocab provides private hire taxi operators with software to run their business  Uber got company to connect passengers with drivers in areas it doesn’t serve By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline Published: 18:00 BST, 29 … Read more

Married At First Sight could face an investigation by the media watchdog

Married At First Sight could face an investigation by the media watchdog after viewers repeatedly complained about controversial scenes with Bryce Ruthven and Melissa Rawson By Demeter Stamell For Daily Mail Australia Published: 11:51 BST, 29 March 2021 | Updated: 11:51 BST, 29 March 2021 Married At First Sight may be investigated by the Australian Communications … Read more

Lobbying watchdog CLEARS David Cameron over ‘texts to Rishi Sunak asking for Covid loans’ for firm

David Cameron CLEARED by lobbying watchdog over ‘texts to Rishi Sunak asking for millions in Covid loans’ for Greensill Capital before it collapsed into administration Ex-Tory leader faced a probe over text messages he was reported to have sent  His activities were investigated by registrar of consultant lobbyists  Post set up in legislation passed by … Read more

Watchdog launches formal investigation into claims David Cameron lobby laws

Watchdog launches formal investigation into claims David Cameron breached ‘anti-sleaze’ laws his own government introduced by ‘lobbying the Treasury to get stricken financial firm Greensill access to Covid loan schemes’ Former prime minister alleged to have lobbied Treasury on behalf of Greensill  Said to have been part of efforts to increase firm’s access to Covid … Read more

News website accused of anti-Semitism joins press watchdog bankrolled by Max Mosley

News website accused of anti-Semitism joins press watchdog bankrolled by Max Mosley Dorset Eye has joined Impress, displaying the regulator’s kitemark on its website Critics claim website is a ‘cover to spread antisemitic hate’ after controversies  Falsely claimed Rachel Riley worked for ‘Israeli state propaganda machine’  By Mark Hookham and Jonathan Bucks For The Mail … Read more

Football fans lose £58million following collapse of betting firm after watchdog failed to intervene

Football fans lose £58million following collapse of betting firm after gambling watchdog failed to intervene despite warnings it was a ‘Ponzi scheme’ By Tom Witherow Business Correspondent For The Daily Mail Published: 01:49 GMT, 20 March 2021 | Updated: 01:49 GMT, 20 March 2021 Football fans lost £58million after the gambling watchdog failed to stop a … Read more

Watchdog launches probe as man, 44, is left in a critical condition after being restrained by police

Police watchdog launches probe as man, 44, is left in a critical condition after being restrained by Met officers at his home following a call-out to a disturbance Officers called to a property in Haringey, north London, at 7.30pm on Thursday A man appeared to be unwell and distressed was restrained by officers Ambulance crews … Read more

Expenses watchdog looks at leasing 650 ‘secure’ offices for MPs

Fears have been raised over the risk of spiralling costs after it emerged the expenses watchdog could lease 650 ‘secure’ constituency offices for MPs. The Independent Parliamentary Standards Authority (Ipsa) is looking at ‘centralising’ the process for managing constituency bases. The move – broadly backed by Commons Speaker Lindsay Hoyle – would be based on … Read more