Final Tech Antitrust Report Expected by 2020

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The Judiciary Committee of US House of Representatives will be delivering its final report on antitrust breaches by 2020. The investigation covers big name companies such as Google, Facebook, Apple and Amazon.

Final Tech Antitrust Report Expected by 2020

Representative chair of the antitrust panel David Cicilline said they will have the report on the ‘first part’ of 2020 in a hearing. Cicilline hopes that evidence collection will be concluded this year for the final report to be feasible instead of recommendations for next year.

The Judiciary Committee confirmed receipt of initial submission documents regarding the antitrust probe of companies Alphabet, Facebook, Apple and Amazon. Each firm was instructed to divulge data in connection with various anti-competition issues.

In the last hearing, FTC commissioner Rohit Chopra stated that tech firms can use consumer data gained through free services to get an advantage over its competitors. Chopra added that new penalties for illegal activities should be drawn because financial sanctions won’t be enough.

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Samantha Wiley

Samantha is a senior news editor at iLounge. She has been covering the technology industry for over five years, writing about Apple, Google, and other major companies. Samantha has also worked as a reporter and editor for several other publications.