Big Tech will testify before a Parliament panel on Tuesday for anti-competitive practices


Top executives from the Indian branches of Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix and Microsoft will testify on Tuesday before a parliamentary panel examining anti-competitive practices in the digital space, committee chairman Jayant Sinha said.

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance has looked into various aspects of market competition, particularly with respect to tech majors.

According to a notice issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, the agenda for the meeting is “Oral testimony from representatives of big tech companies on the subject of ‘anti-competitive’ practices by big tech companies.”

“Representatives from Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Netflix, their Indian arms and a few others will appear before the parliamentary panel on the issue of competitive behavior in the digital marketplace,” Sinha said. PTI on Sunday.

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The BJP leader and former Union minister further said that the committee had already held deliberations with the Competition Commission of India (CCI), Ministry of Commerce and Indian tech companies on the matter.

Representatives of food delivery platforms Swiggy and Zomato, e-commerce player Flipkart, taxi aggregator Ola, hotel aggregator Oyo and the All India Gaming Association are among those who have already been called by the panel led by Sinha.

In recent times, complaints have been filed regarding alleged anti-competitive practices by various technology platforms and companies.

The ICC is already investigating various cases, particularly in the digital space, following complaints of unfair commercial practices.

On April 28, the ICC made a presentation on market competition aspects to the parliamentary panel.


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