Amazon Faces EU Antitrust Charges Of Abusing 'Dual' Roles

Law360 (November 10, 2020, 10:25 AM EST) -- The European Commission on Tuesday accused Amazon of breaking the European Union's antitrust rules by "distorting" competition in online markets, setting up a legal clash between the megaretailer and the bloc's competition enforcers.

"Data on the activity of third-party sellers should not be used to the benefit of Amazon when it acts as a competitor to these sellers," EU competition chief Margrethe Vestager said. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler, File)

The EU regulator is taking on Amazon's "dual role" as both provider of an online marketplace for independent sellers and a platform for its own retail sales.

Mainly the commission's antitrust arm said...

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