Tech giants can expect ‘mandate of action’ in next EU Commission, Vestager says

14 March 2019 10:57am
Facebook, Google, Amazon and other big technology companies can expect the next European Commission to make changes to tackle the challenges of enforcement in digital markets, the EU's antitrust chief said.

Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager said many problems in online markets would become “a matter of urgency” and that in the remaining months of her mandate, she wanted to “pave the way for changes.”

While Vestager still harbors hope she will be part of the new EU executive when it takes office in November, she pointed toward work under way to review whether EU law was fit for an age where large companies dominate data markets.

By Lewis Crofts.