By Simonetta Vezzoso –
Has the digital economy turned into a jungle? And in case it has, what type of jungle is it and shall we do anything about it? These and related questions are currently discussed in several distinguished fora. In the EU and elsewhere, competition authorities have also stepped up enforcement in the tech sector. The broad range and sophistication of anticompetitive strategies that Big Tech firms deploy are challenging competition authorities to make extensive use of their powers, available tools and other resources. This is clearly illustrated by the investigations into Amazon’s practices presently conducted by the European Commission and the Bundeskartellamt.