The U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee voted on Thursday to urge Big Tech platforms to choose to use or compete on the platform. Two days ago, a vote was taken to adopt four measures aimed at directly controlling the power of some governments. the most successful companies in the country.
The opinion was adopted in committee by a vote of 21-20.
David Cicilline, a spokesman for the subcommittee on competition law, said the bill was necessary because the technical giants had not acted fairly. “Google, Amazonand Apple each favoring their own products in search results, giving themselves an unfair advantage over competitors, ”he said.
In other votes on Wednesday and Thursday, the committee passed bills banning platforms like the Amazon from discriminating against competitors using their platform and requiring large technology companies considering mergers to prove they are legal, rather than requiring competition regulators to prove they are not. It also adopted a measure requiring platforms to allow users to transfer their data elsewhere
California Democrat Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked about the bill that both sides are worried about the technical giants. “This legislation is trying to address it to meet fairness, competition, and the needs of people whose privacy, information, and everything else is at the mercy of these technology companies,” he said.
Legislators on both sides have expressed concern about the strictest legislation in the package.
The committee also voted to increase the budgets of the agencies responsible for enforcing competition law. The Senate has overtaken the partnership action. And the panel passed a bill to ensure that competition law cases raised by state justice ministers remain in the court of their choice.
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