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Zuckerberg To Meet With EU Antitrust Chief

 |  February 11, 2020

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will meet with Europe’s digital and industry chiefs on February 17, officials said on Tuesday, February 11, days before the two Commissioners present proposals to rein in US tech giants and Chinese rivals, reported Reuters. 

In addition to European Competition and Digital Commissioner Margrethe Vestager and Internal Market Commissioner Thierry Breton, Zuckerberg will also meet Justice Chief Vera Jourova, the officials said.

Vestager and Breton are set to announce proposals on February 19 to create a single European data market aimed at challenging the dominance of US tech giants such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon, according to a European Commission proposal seen by Reuters.

They will also propose rules to govern the use of artificial intelligence. The Commission is expected to seek feedback before finalizing the rules.

Facebook is already in Vestager’s crosshairs over its use of data collected by the company over the years from classified ads players and its right to use their data for any purpose including to launch competing products, according to a questionnaire seen by Reuters.

Full Content: Reuters

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