This was stated by a senior representative of the European Commission. Such a decision will inevitably affect the largest IT companies - Facebook, Amazon, Apple and Google. Four US companies are currently under the scrutiny of EU regulatory structures, and competitors complain that they lack access to the IT market due to the monopoly established there. Traditionally, corporations were ordered to stop anticompetitive practices, but most often, it didn't reach concrete measures. "This may not be enough, especially in digital markets. Therefore, in particular, in fast-growing markets, we can develop more rigorous methods and fully restore the conditions for effective competition," said Cecilio Madero Villareggio, Acting General Director of the EU Competition Commission. Recall that Google has already been fined more than 8 billion euros.
At the moment, The European Commission is studying the methods of collecting and monetizing data used by Facebook. Antitrust authorities sent a list of relevant issues to Facebook. A similar questionnaire was recently sent to Google. They study how the company collects and monetizes data, including information about users, according to Reuters. Over the past two years, the European Commission has fined Google more than $ 8 billion for violating antitrust laws.