What EU Should Focus On In Google Antitrust Investigation

Law360, New York (November 18, 2014, 12:30 PM EST) -- That incoming European Competition Commissioner Margrathe Vestager is reopening the investigation into Google Inc.’s threat to competition is encouraging. That she is focusing on, as she said recently, the “sheer amount of data controlled by Google”[1] as part of that investigation is even more encouraging.

Germany’s economy minister Sigmar Gabriel has referred to the big data platforms as engaged in “brutal information capitalism,”[2] and the Google antitrust investigation has the potential to set a precedent for reining in the danger that corporate control of personal information...
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