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Google Contends EU Gatekeeper Rules Could Harm End Users

Sept. 3, 2020, 3:30 PM

Google, which recently increased advertising fees in the U.K. due to a new digital tax, warned that new European Union legislation could end up hurting users.

The European Commission, the bloc’s executive body, by the end of the year is set to unveil aDigital Services Act that will include new rules for “gatekeeper platforms,” or powerful online firms with dominant market positions that make it difficult for rivals to compete.

Sweeping remedies such as “decisions prohibiting, or requiring the unwinding of, product changes or improvements that involve large-scale investments could have significant financial ramifications and hurt users,” Google said ...