Microsoft is facing antitrust scrutiny in the EU over its Azure cloud service

The European Union’s antitrust arm is investigating Microsoft’s cloud service, Azure, to determine if the tech giant is unfairly hindering competitors

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According to the report from the Bloomberg, the European Commission will take action regarding the concerns that Microsoft may be using its dominant market position to stifle competition and innovation. The investigation will focus on whether Microsoft is using its control of Azure cloud service to favor its own products and services over those of its competitors, as well as whether it is hindering customers from accessing and using alternative cloud providers. The antitrust probe will also examine Microsoft’s data policies and whether they comply with EU regulations.

Microsoft has responded to the investigation by stating that it is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations and that it will cooperate fully with the European Commission. The company has also emphasized its commitment to competition and innovation, stating that it believes that its cloud services are providing customers with a range of choices and opportunities to enhance their businesses.

The investigation marks the latest in a series of antitrust probes by the EU into technology giants, including Google and Amazon. The EU’s actions reflect growing concern over the power of big technology companies and its impact on competition and innovation in the digital economy.