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15.04.2021
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‘Enforcers must not be weak’, says antitrust head

The head of France’s competition regulator, Isabelle de Silva, vows to push ahead with investigations into large technology platforms, according to an interview in politico. The regulator has already fined Apple a record 1.1 billion euros, and her agency’s inquiry is ongoing. She sees national agencies as having a continuing role beyond the rules in the forthcoming Digital Markets Act, which she should be ‘a floor and not a ceiling’. She expects competition and privacy to be the big regulatory themes of 2021, and says that strong enforcement is essential as new rules ‘create a disturbance in the force for the platforms, and they don’t always like it.’

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The head of France’s competition regulator, Isabelle de Silva, vows to push ahead with investigations into large technology platforms, according to an interview in politico.

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