Expect lawmakers to justify companies with very specific questions about their business based on documents and other evidence gathered in a 13-month survey. Among other things, Amazon is under the supervision of the use of vendor data; Apple, in connection with its app store policies; Facebook for its acquisition strategy and dominance in online advertising; and Google, for their own search and advertising practices. Companies are expected to claim to have helped countless entrepreneurs and small businesses, and have made America a leader in innovation with increasing competition from China.
Technology companies are expected to take advantage of the benefits they have given to US businesses and consumers and point to the competitive threat posed by China. A copy of Zuckerberg’s testimony from CNN shows that the founder of Facebook will claim that, unlike China and its vision for the Internet, which is “focused on very different ideas”, Facebook came to its success “in the American way: we started with nothing and provided better products that people consider valuable. “
Each of the verifiers comes with legislators with different experiences. Apple’s Tim Cook resigned in 2013, before the will for technology really manifested itself and left largely unscathed – they discussed the finer points of global tax policy with lawmakers. Today’s Alphabet CEO, Sundar Pichai, proved to be comfortable during a hearing on Google’s data practices and political prejudice allegations held by the Parliamentary Judicial Committee at the end of 2018. company history in the field of privacy protection.
As for Congress, the hearing is likely to lead to a report by the House Judiciary Committee, followed by possible legislation to support the technical industry or revise national competition law.