|Author (Corporate)||European Commission: DG Competition|
|Content Type||News, Overview|
Reports and information relating to an in-depth investigation conducted by the European Commission on whether Amazon's use of sensitive data from independent retailers who sell on its marketplace is in breach of EU competition rules.
Amazon features a dual role as a platform - it sells products on its website as a retailer and provides a marketplace where independent sellers can sell products direcyl to consumers. In the latter scenario, Amazon continuously collects data about the activity on its platform. The in-depth investigation - announced by the European Commission on 17 July 2019 - aims to look into the standard agreements between Amazon and marketplace sellers and the role of data in the selection of the winners of the 'Buy Box' and the impact of Amazon's potential use of competitively sensitive marketplace seller information on that selection.
|Subject Categories||Business and Industry, Internal Markets|
|Subject Tags||Competition Law | Policy, Digital Economy|
|Keywords||Antitrust | Cartels | Dominant Position | Market Abuse, Data Privacy | Protection
|International Organisations||European Union [EU]|