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The Technology 202: Europe is still in the lead when it comes to cracking down on big tech
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The Technology 202: Europe is still in the lead when it comes to cracking down on big tech

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The Amazon logo. (Denis Charlet/AFP/Getty Images) Congress is starting to talk about Amazon’s power. But Europe’s competition commission is already taking action. The European Union’s antitrust enforcer announced yesterday it would launch a formal probe into whether Amazon is abusing its dual position as both a platform for individual sellers and a retailer of its own products, my colleagues Rachel Siegel and Jay Greene report . The bloc’s competition authority plans to look into whether Amazon is using the data it collects from the third-parties that sell through its platform to undercut competitors. The E.U.’s top competition chief Margrethe […]

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