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Data access, voice assistants catch EU's eye in sector-wide probe of Internet of Things

By Lewis Crofts and Nicholas Hirst
  • 16 Jul 2020 06:06
  • 16 Jul 2020 06:14
Amazon, Google, Apple, Samsung and other makers of smart devices will find themselves answering EU questions on how they share data, as the European Commission starts a sector inquiry into the "Internet of Things."
EU antitrust boss Margrethe Vestager said “access to large amounts of user data” was key to

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Lewis Crofts


Lewis leads MLex's editorial strategy, content direction, quality and development. He has a reputation for breaking stories and providing analysis on complex legal disputes before regulators and courts around the globe. He has also developed MLex's unrivalled coverage of competition policy, litigation, regulation, Brexit and international investigations.

Nicholas Hirst

Chief Correspondent

Nicholas covers EU merger review and antitrust investigations for Mlex in Brussels. He previously wrote about EU affairs for Politico Europe, European Voice and PaRR. After earning an LLM in European law from the College of Europe in Bruges, he spent a year working in the competition practice of a leading competition law firm in Brussels 2009-10. He graduated in modern European languages from Oxford University in 2006.

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