Parliamentary Panel To Summon Google, Twitter, Other Big Tech Firms’ Representatives To Discuss Their Conduct
The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, headed by BJP MP Jayant Sinha, will call representatives of Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Microsoft, among other tech firms to discuss their competitive conduct.
New Delhi: Parliamentary committee to summon representatives of big tech firms to discuss their competitive conduct, news agency PTI reported quoting Panel chief Jayant Sinha. According to the report, the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, headed by BJP MP Jayant Sinha, will call representatives of Google, Apple, Facebook, Twitter, Amazon, and Microsoft, among other tech firms over issues related to their competitive practices.
Parliamentary committee to summon representatives of big tech firms to discuss their competitive conduct: Panel chief Jayant Sinha
— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) April 28, 2022
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“BJP’s Jayant Sinha chaired the Parliament Panel and decided to summon major social media giants and search engine Google to discuss competitive practices,” committee sources told news agency ANI.
Sinha-led parliamentary panel for finance called a meeting today over, “Oral evidence of the representatives of Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology and Competition Commission of India on the subject ‘anti-competitive practices by big tech companies’.
The Competition Commission of India (CCI) has given a presentation regarding the ongoing investigations.”
“CCI made a presentation before the panel citing various cases investigated by it on Google Amazon, Facebook and WhatsApp,” sources added.
Tata-owned Air India approached the anti-trust regulator Competition Commission of India (CCI) later this week for the merger of its low-cost subsidiary Air Asia India to acquire the entire equity share capital of AirAsia India Pvt Ltd. This matter will also be discussed in the next meeting.
The next meeting is likely to be called in the second week of May.
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