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Tech companies must be allowed to pursue efficiency, Facebook lawyer tells EU

By Michael Acton
  • 08 Sep 2020 11:41
  • 08 Sep 2020 11:41

The EU’s push to further regulate tech markets risks underestimating the pro-competitive effects of certain behavior and curbing innovation, an in-house lawyer for Facebook has warned.

“The question that must be raised at the moment is whether we are actually witnessing the possible introduction of a sweeping ‘efficiency offense’” — the

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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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