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EU seeks new powers to penalize tech giants

  • Published at 12:06 pm September 20th, 2020
WEB_FT EU seeks new powers to penalize tech giants _Fardin
European Union Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton talks to journalists during an online news conference at the EU headquarters in BruDhaka Tribune

The proposed plan includes forcing tech giants to break up or sell some of their European operations

The European Union wants to arm itself with new powers to penalize big technology companies, the Financial Times reported on Sunday.

The proposed plan includes forcing tech giants to break up or sell some of their European operations if their market dominance is deemed to threaten the interests of customers and smaller rivals, the newspaper said.

EU Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, in an interview with the FT, said the proposed remedies, which would only be used in extreme circumstances, also include the ability to exclude large tech groups from the single market altogether.


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