US: Judiciary Committee begins to receive documents from Apple, FaceBook, Amazon, Google

Apple and three other tech giants have begun to comply with data requests from the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, which is investigating possible antitrust offenses.

Alphabet, Amazon, and Google have also begun to provide the requested data, though none of the companies have yet supplied all of the information required.

The leaders of the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee said late on Tuesday, October 15, that they had begun receiving data from Facebook, Alphabet’s Google, Amazon and Apple as part of their probe into the companies’ potential breaches of antitrust law, reported Reuters. 

The probe is one of several at the federal, state, and congressional level aimed at determining if the companies use their considerable clout in the online market illegally to hurt rivals or otherwise break competition law.

“We have received initial submissions from Alphabet, Amazon, Apple and Facebook as part of our investigation. While we do not yet have all of the information we requested, we expect that all four companies will provide the information in short order,” the committee’s leaders said in a joint statement.

“We look forward to their continued compliance with the committee’s investigation,” they said in the statement.

Full Content: Apple Insider, Reuters

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