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EU: E-Commerce sector probe starts

 |  June 24, 2015

Europe’s antitrust police have asked a broad swath of Internet commerce firms to hand over sensitive business information and copies of contracts as part of a sweeping investigation into possible abuses in the sector.

The investigation, announced in March, aims to establish whether some companies are raising contractual or other barriers to limit how consumers can shop online across national borders inside the European Union.

The European Commission, the bloc’s top antitrust regulator, sent out the first batch of questionnaires last week to businesses in all 28 EU countries. More than 2,000 businesses are expected to be questioned as part of the probe.

The European Commission confirmed it had sent out the questionnaires last week but declined to comment further, reported the Wall Street Journal.

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