Items tagged "Amazon"

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Public Knowledge Welcomes European Commission Antitrust Charges Against Amazon’s Data Misuse

November 10, 2020 Amazon , Antitrust , CPNI , digital platforms , European Commission , Platform Competition , Platform Regulation

Today, the European Commission filed antitrust charges against Amazon for competing unfairly with sellers on its marketplace. The Commission has also opened a second formal antitrust investigation into the company’s “possible preferential treatment” of its own retail offers and sellers that use Amazon’s logistics and delivery services. The move follows reports of Amazon using third-party seller data to develop competing products, as well as the Justice Department’s antitrust suit against Google.

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Public Knowledge Urges Congress to Block Platform Misuse of Retailer Data

April 24, 2020 Amazon , CPNI , Digital Platform Act , digital platforms

Today, Public Knowledge sent a letter to Congress urging that it bar digital platforms such as Amazon from misusing retailer data. In the letter, Public Knowledge highlights a policy solution that directly addresses the recent allegations against Amazon for misusing retailer data. A recent Wall Street Journal article alleged that Amazon product teams used proprietary information from independent vendors to develop competing products. In response, Public Knowledge urges Congress to impose strict limits on how dominant digital platforms can use information collected for the purpose of completing transactions.

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