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EU: Google’s Pichai to meet with Competition Chief

 |  January 19, 2020

Google Chief Executive Officer Sundar Pichai meets with EU Competition Commissioner Margrethe Vestager on January 20 in their first encounter since she wrapped up probes that fined the company €8.2 billion (US$9.1 billion.)

Vestager’s high-profile role as an antitrust enforcer on big tech saw her rewarded with a second term and extra powers to police technology policy, including potential new rules on artificial intelligence, reported Bloomberg Law. 

Pichai will give a speech on responsible AI in Brussels next week before going to the annual Davos gathering in Switzerland. 

He previously met her in 2016, the face-to-face discussion was the first between Mr. Pichai and Ms. Vestager. It came as Google was bogged down in three sets of formal antitrust charges from the EU, covering multiple areas of its business, including its Android mobile operating system and its shopping-search service.

Full Content: Bloomberg

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