France and the Netherlands support EU control on the market position of tech companies

France and the Netherlands have proposed to the EU stricter regulation to oversee large technology companies, including Google, Facebook and Amazon. In a joint document addressed to the EU Commission which is the bloc’s competition authority, both countries supported that the EU shall control their market power within the EU member states. They alleged that a few USA giant tech companies prevent competition or even the existence of smaller players in the common market. They urge regulators to delve into initiatives to foster competition in the sector, including the structural separation of big platforms to diminish their dominant position, and the portability of users’ private data to a competing platform.