Press Gazette: Competition watchdog to investigate Google’s plans to build cookie-less web after publisher revolt

The UK’s competition watchdog has opened an investigation into Google’s plan to remove third party cookies from its Chrome browser after newspaper publishers complained the tech giant is “abusing its dominant position”.

The Competition and Markets Authority will look at whether Google’s Privacy Sandbox will mean advertising spend becomes even more concentrated at the expense of competitors, including news publishers and other tech companies.

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