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Comment: Use of interim measures against Big Tech by Japan’s competition points to global trend

By Sachiko Sakamaki, Lewis Crofts and Michael Acton
  • 19 Mar 2020 23:06
  • 20 Mar 2020 01:03

The Japan Fair Trade Commission has become the latest regulator to deploy emergency interim measures against tech companies, adding to the momentum started by EU and Belgian antitrust regulators when they cracked down on the likes of Broadcom, Orange and Proximus in recent months.
In a sign of changing attitudes,

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Michael Acton

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Michael is a senior correspondent for MLex in San Francisco, where he moved in 2020 after working in our Brussels bureau. Before joining MLex, he reported on EU politics as the Financial Times’ Nico Colchester Fellow in Brussels. Michael has a degree in International Relations and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a degree in History and French from University College London and Paris IV Sorbonne.

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