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EU: Germany calls on EU to tighten grip on Big Tech

 |  November 11, 2019

Germany has urged the EU to toughen its approach to Big Tech, as part of a wider push by Berlin to boost Europe’s “digital sovereignty”.

Peter Altmaier, Germany’s economic affairs minister, recently wrote to Margrethe Vestager, the EU’s competition chief, to call for a harder line on dominant online platforms such as Google and Facebook. 

“In light of current developments in the global data and digital economy, we require tougher oversight of abusive practices in order to maintain competition,” said Mr Altmaier in a letter seen by the Financial Times.

Full Content: Financial Times

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