Amazon will reportedly fall under antitrust oversight from the FTC

According to reports, Amazon will be under the jurisdiction of the Federal Trade Commission following an agreement between the FTC and the Department of Justice, reports The Washington Post . The move could bring more scrutiny to the retail giant, just after the Justice Department is reportedly preparing its own case against Google.

The Post says it is not immediately clear what the FTC plans for Amazon, but notes that this "type of agreement negotiated between the Department of Justice and the FTC generally portends more serious antitrust scrutiny. " Post did not receive comments from Amazon, the DOJ or the FTC regarding the news, spoke with the former president of the FTC, Maureen Ohlhausen, who said that if such discussions are ongoing, "that would indicate that There is a reason for that discussion, be it a new interest, study or investigation. "

The news comes after reports were published Friday night that the Justice Department is preparing an antitrust investigation into the business of Google search These reports indicated that the FTC initiated its own investigations against Google in 2011 (which resulted in a civil penalty) and in 2013 (which was closed, and this time it would take a back seat at the Department of Justice

). ] Requests more control The commercial practices of the main technological companies in the country have been growing steadily in the last year: European regulators and the prominent candidates The presidential Democrats advocated breaking companies such as Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google, citing their great influence on the market and their business practices. In February, the FTC launched a new task force designed to investigate anti-competitive behavior among technology giants within the US technology sector. UU., While also has been looking for a fine of billions of dollars. Against Facebook for its privacy practices.

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