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Taking on Google, FB, Apple: CCI seeks more teeth to tackle Big Tech

The government is planning to bring changes to the existing Competition Bill 2020 to give the regulator wider powers

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Shrimi Choudhary New Delhi
Ashok Kumar Gupta, chairman of the Competition Commission of India (CCI), has never minced words while talking about the giant technology companies, referring to them on multiple occasions as “centres for entrenched and unchecked dominance”.

The anti-trust regulator has, in fact, been cracking down on big technology companies such as Google, Apple, Facebook, and others, after they were hauled up by regulators and lawmakers in Europe and Australia.

However, in several instances, existing regulations have prevented the CCI from going all out against these companies for anti-competitive activities.

Insiders say that the regulator wants more teeth and a wider mandate if it is

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First Published: May 30 2022 | 2:13 PM IST

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