Bloomberg Law
Nov. 16, 2020, 9:33 AM

ANALYSIS: Smaller Fry Can Learn From Big Tech’s Antitrust Woes

Mark Smith, CIPP/US, CIPP/C
Mark Smith, CIPP/US, CIPP/C
Legal Analyst

As 2020 draws to a close, tech giants face increased scrutiny over alleged anti-competitive practices, data privacy abuses, and censorship. Rather than dismissing these developments as mere muscle-flexing or political posturing, organizations of all sizes should pay attention, principally because Big Tech’s conduct has triggered negative reactions from both sides of the political aisle and enforcement actions are gaining traction.

Antitrust Uproar

On Oct. 6, the House Judiciary Committee’s Antitrust Subcommittee released a majority staff report, concluding that four dominant tech players — Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google — have abused their powers as “gatekeepers” to the internet. The ...

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