Anti-competitive practices: Apple, Google, Netflix, Amazon India execs to depose before Parliamentary panel on Tuesday

Executives from Apple, Google, Amazon, Netflix and Microsoft India will abscond on August 23, ahead of a parliamentary panel to investigate anti-competitiveness in the digital space, the committee chairman Jayant Sinha said. Behavior.

The Parliamentary Permanent Finance Committee examines all aspects of market competition, especially those related to technical professions.

According to a note from the Lok Sabha secretariat, the agenda for the meeting was “oral testimony by representatives of Big Tech companies regarding the ‘anti-competitive’ practices of Big Tech”.

“Representatives from Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, Google, Netflix, their Indian branches and some other companies will appear before a parliamentary panel on the issue of competitive conduct in digital markets,” Sinha told PTI on Sunday.

The BJP leader and former union minister said the commission had consulted with the Competition Commission of India (CCI), the Ministry of Corporate Affairs and Indian technology companies on the issue.

Representatives from food delivery platforms Swiggy and Zomato, e-commerce firm Flipkart, taxi aggregator Ola, hotel aggregator Oyo and the All India Gaming Association have been convened by the Sinha-led group.

In recent times, there have been complaints about alleged anti-competitive ways of various technology platforms and firms.

The CCI is already probing various cases, especially in the digital space, following complaints of unfair business practices.

On April 28, the CCI made a presentation about competition aspects in the marketplace to the parliamentary panel.

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