Antitrust regulators raise the issue of tech giants' monopoly over customer's online data

Tech companies earn billions of euros each year from the data they gather from people’s increasingly digital lives.

But to prove these companies have fallen afoul of Europe’s tough competition laws, regulators like Margrethe Vestager, Europe’s top antitrust enforcer, must show that their dominance over vast amounts of people’s data has hampered consumer choice by relegating potential rivals to the sidelines, according to competition lawyers and policymakers.

Country: EU

Domains: Privacy

Stakeholder: European Bodies

Tags: monopoly, personal data, privacy, customer protection, online data, tech companies, antitrust, competition law

Posted on Monday 28 August 2017

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