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Clifford Chance

Clifford Chance


U.S. House Report on Competition in Digital Markets Focuses on Big Tech Dominance and Need for Antitrust Reform

October 7, 2020

On October 6, 2020, the U.S. House Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law issued a 449-page report on competition in digital markets, with a clear focus on the dominance of the "GAFA"—Google, Apple, Facebook and Amazon. The report is the culmination of a sixteen-month investigation launched in June 2019 into the state of online competition. Although the investigation was bipartisan, the House majority released its own report. The Subcommittee requested detailed information from the tech giants, as well as other market participants and digital competition experts, and held several public hearings with testimony from GAFA executives and other participants in the digital marketplace.

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