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The next antitrust standoff — Big Tech’s use of data

Competition regulators have a new cause célèbre: Big Tech’s use of data. From Europe’s top antitrust czar Margrethe Vestager announcing an investigation into Amazon last week over its potential abuse of digital information, to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission holding a public hearing in early November on big data and competition, officials are gearing up for a new round of antitrust battles.

The big question is what limits, if any, should policymakers place on the data empires at a time when companies from Amazon to Microsoft are searching for new business opportunities, including online groceries and gaming.

Full article: The next antitrust standoff — Big Tech’s use of data – POLITICO

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