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Tech platforms have 'responsibility' not to abuse market power, EU officials say

By Matthew Newman
  • 10 Mar 2020 11:50
  • 10 Mar 2020 11:50

Facebook, Amazon, Google and other Big Tech companies were warned today by senior European Commission officials that they must not use their market muscle against smaller digital rivals.

Large companies must be aware of the “new rules of the world” in which they're responsible for both shareholder value and good governance,

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Matthew Newman

Chief Correspondent

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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