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EU Investigates If Amazon Hurts Competition By Using Sellers' Data

The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate Amazon's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for others. One focus will be on Amazon's use of data collected from third-party sellers.
An Amazon warehouse in Leipzig, Germany. The European Union's antitrust arm will evaluate the company's role as both a retailer and a marketplace for other retailers. Source: Jens Schlueter

Updated at 12:36 p.m. ET

Does Amazon hurt competition by using data from other sellers in its marketplace? The European Union has opened a formal antitrust investigation into the giant online retailer to answer that question.

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