ANALYSIS: U.S. Antitrust Bills Aim at Giants—EU, at Beanstalks

June 25, 2021, 9:00 AM

In the U.S. and the EU, antitrust regulators concerned about competition in digital markets have introduced legislation to rein in big platforms. But their legislative approaches to these vital markets are fundamentally different.

The House Judiciary Committee marked up six antitrust bills aimed at big tech companies from June 23 through the morning of June 24. The bills range from a broadly supported bill that would revise merger review fees under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Act (which the committee referred to the full House by a vote of 29-12), to controversial bills that would break up the “big five” internet giants and ...

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