The EU Commission looks into an online platform’s use of online sales data (Amazon)

The Amazon investigation and Europe's "Big Tech" Crusade* The dust has barely settled on the European Commission’s record-breaking €4.3 Billion Google Android fine, but already the European Commission is gearing up for its next high-profile case. Last month, Margrethe Vestager dropped a competition bombshell: the European watchdog is looking into the behavior of Amazon. Should the Commission decide to move further with the investigation, Amazon will likely join other US tech firms such as Microsoft, Intel, Qualcomm and, of course, Google, who have all been on the receiving end of European competition enforcement. The Commission’s move – though informal at this stage – is not surprising. Over the last couples of years, Amazon has become one of the world’s largest and most controversial

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  • International Center for Law & Economics (Portland)

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Dirk Auer, The EU Commission looks into an online platform’s use of online sales data (Amazon), 19 September 2018, e-Competitions Bulletin January 2019, Art. N° 88706

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