In July 2020, the Digital Regulation Cooperation Forum (DRCF) was launched in the UK. Gathering the competition Regulator (Competition Markets Authority - CMA), the converged media and telecom regulator (Ofcom) and the data protection authority (Information Commissioner's Office - ICO), this forum aims to "support cooperation and coordination" between these three authorities and to "achieve coherent, informed and responsive regulation of the UK digital economy" while enhancing the "global impact and position of the UK".
The three authorities join forces to improve their skills and expertise regarding online landscape to better inform policy making, anticipate changes and promote innovation while strengthening international cooperation.
Released in March 2021, the first DRCF's plan of work identifies three priority goals:
On 1 April the Financial Conduct Authority will join the DRCF, which also intends to work closely with the Advertising Standards Authority (ASA), Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA), Payment Systems Regulator (PSR), the Intellectual Property Office (IPO), the Gambling Commission and other agencies as appropriate.