EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers’ Data
Updated at 3:07 p.m. ET. Does Amazon hurt competition by exploiting data from other sellers in its marketplace? The European Union has opened a formal antitrust investigation into the giant online retailer to answer that question. Does the Internet giant stifle competition by exploiting data it collects from other companies for its own benefit? NPR’s Alina Selyukh reports the EU is focusing on Amazon’s dual role as a seller and a platform for other sellers.