Activists protest a new Amazon warehouse in France in June 2020. | Pascal Guyot/AFP via Getty Images
The EU’s competition commission says the tech giant uses non-public data from its own merchants to compete against them unfairly.
The European Union announced antitrust charges against Amazon on Tuesday, alleging that the online retail giant has broken EU competition laws by using non-public data from the small-business merchants who stock its virtual shelves to compete against those same sellers.
Amazon’s use of seller data to compete against its own merchants has also been a focus of antitrust probes in the United States, both in Congress and at the Federal Trade Commission. Now the European Union has announced that it believes the tech giant’s data-mining practices in Germany and France have broken EU competition laws.
“We must ensure that dual role platforms with market power, such as Amazon, do not distort competition,” … Read the rest...