In this week’s Week in Review: The CMA answers calls to investigate Google’s privacy moves, Roku is reportedly close to buying Quibi’s catalogue of content, and the UK and EU agree a grace period for data transfers following the UK’s departure from the EU. To receive an update on the industry’s top stories every Friday, sign up to the weekly Video Round-Up.
CMA Launches Investigation into Google’s Privacy SandboxThe UK’s Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) today announced it is launching an investigation into Google’s Privacy Sandbox, and the search giant’s pledge to end support for third-party cookies on Chrome next year. The CMA acknowledged concerns that these moves could concentrate ad spend within Google’s ecosystem, at the expense of its competitors.
“As the CMA found in its recent market study, Google’s Privacy Sandbox proposals will potentially have a very significant impact on publishers like newspapers, and the digital advertising market,” said Andrea Coscelli, chief executive of …