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Big Tech 'mega-platforms' face possible regulation over market power, EU official says

By Matthew Newman
  • 27 Jan 2020 11:59
  • 28 Feb 2020 05:22

Big Tech "mega-platforms" like Google, Facebook and Amazon could face targeted EU regulation over their market power, a senior European Commission official said today.

The commission's digital department is exploring options for an "ex-ante" regulation that would allow for quicker intervention to curb anti-competitive practices, said Claire Bury.

This kind of regulation, which would

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