The authors discuss the main issues facing large technology firms and the leading proposals to address them in this Law360 article.
The largest technology firms have increasingly been scrutinized by competition enforcers and governments that are concerned with potential anti-competitive behavior. Recent European cases involving Google, Amazon and Facebook, as well as the acquisition of numerous smaller firms by large technology companies, have spurred a lively debate, particularly with regard to the adequacy of current competition policy frameworks in dealing with competition issues.
In this article, Vivek Mani and coauthors focus on three recurring concerns raised for large technology companies in various jurisdictions, as well as the leading proposals to address them:
- Killer acquisitions by large technology firms;
- Exclusionary practices surrounding data access; and
- Exploitation of consumers through data abuse.
This article was originally published by Law360 in August 2019.
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