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European antitrust chief takes a swipe at issue of privacy

Tuesday, January 19, 2016 - 05:50
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Ms Vestager said that "it's hard to know" how much data to give up to use an online messaging service and that "it's a business transaction, not a free giveaway".

Munich

MARGRETHE VESTAGER, the European Union's antitrust chief, warned on Sunday that the collection of a vast amount of users' data by a small number of tech companies like Google and Facebook could be in violation of the region's tough competition rules.

Ms Vestager's comments

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