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Online platforms face questions on proposed EU digital services law

By Matthew Newman
  • 06 May 2020 11:44
  • 06 May 2020 11:44

Amazon, Google, Facebook and other tech companies will be questioned by EU regulators in the coming weeks on two legislative proposals aimed at tackling large digital platforms’ market power and their potential anticompetitive behavior, an EU official has said.

The European Commission plans to send out two separate questionnaires this month

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Matthew Newman

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Matthew Newman is a chief correspondent for MLex and writes about data protection, privacy, telecoms, cyber security and artificial intelligence. Matthew began his journalism career in 1991 in community newspapers. He worked as a reporter in Riga, Latvia in 1993 and then moved to Chicago where he covered local news. In 1995, he became a personal finance reporter for Dow Jones Newswires, and was then transferred to Brussels in 1999. He specialized in EU regulatory affairs, including trade and telecom issues. He began covering competition for Bloomberg News as an EU court reporter in 2004. In 2010, he was named spokesman for Viviane Reding, the EU’s justice commissioner. In January 2012, he helped launch the commission’s proposal to overall data protection rules.

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