Calls to curb the power of big technology companies like Facebook $FB, Amazon $AMZN, Apple $AAPL, and Google $GOOG, $GOOGL, and protect personal data are growing louder. The FT explains some issues it thinks are reshaping the companies that dominate our daily lives. Financial Times (ft.com) video above published May 7, 2019.
Issues highlighted in the video: harmful content, election integrity, privacy, transparency, taxation, lack of competition (antitrust).
Key player: Margrethe Vestager, "European Commissioner for Competition. Part of Team Europe."Europe has made big strides in regulating big tech companies. Margrethe Vestager (@vestager), the EU's top law enforcer of competition law, talks with @MarcoWerman about how privacy and anti-trust regulation works in Europe. https://t.co/5Lj8ciBtDd pic.twitter.com/iaaJMtk5w1— PRI's The World (@pritheworld) March 28, 2019
Tweets by EU_CompetitionGreat to be in Washington. Looking forward to the @abaantitrust #atspring Enforcers Roundtable tomorrow @makandelrahim @JoeSimonsFTC Alejandra @cofecemx Rodney @acccgovau Sarah Oxenham Allen pic.twitter.com/LG2RwjFVhI— Margrethe Vestager (@vestager) March 28, 2019