The EU Commission sends statement of objections to global e-commerce company for the use of non-public independent seller data and opens second investigation into its e-commerce business practices (Amazon)

Antitrust: Commission sends Statement of Objections to Amazon for the use of non-public independent seller data and opens second investigation into its e-commerce business practices* The European Commission has informed Amazon of its preliminary view that it has breached EU antitrust rules by distorting competition in online retail markets. The Commission takes issue with Amazon systematically relying on non-public business data of independent sellers who sell on its marketplace, to the benefit of Amazon's own retail business, which directly competes with those third party sellers. The Commission also opened a second formal antitrust investigation into the possible preferential treatment of Amazon's own retail offers and those of marketplace sellers that use Amazon's logistics and

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European Commission, The EU Commission sends statement of objections to global e-commerce company for the use of non-public independent seller data and opens second investigation into its e-commerce business practices (Amazon), 10 November 2020, e-Competitions November 2020 - II, Art. N° 97825

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